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Legal Status of Morning Glories Worldwide – Add Your Country

Australia
Morning Glory plants and seeds are legal to grow and possess in Australia unless extracted. However, the import and export of I. tricolor, and I. hederaceae plants (including seeds) is prohibited under the Customs Act. (thanks R, YPMD)

Belgium
Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

Brazil
Morning Glories are uncontrolled in Brazil, but LSA is controlled
Morning Glory seed packets sold in gardening stores. We have been told that the seeds are considered “officially unfit for human consumption

Canada
McKenzie Seeds, a large Canadian seed company, reports that any seeds treated with toxic chemicals in Canada are required by law to both be labeled as treated on the packaging and have the seeds themselves be dyed with a color so chemically treated seeds are easily identified visibly

Denmark
MG seeds are commonly available in flower shops

Finland
Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

France
Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

Germany
Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

Greece
Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

Hungary
Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give).

Ireland
Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute.

Italy
Morning glory seeds are listed as controlled narcotic drugs in Italy. (Health Ministry Decree, 25 Sept 2007)

Netherlands: The plants and seeds of morning glory species are legal to possess, cultivate, buy, and distribute.

Poland: Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

Portugual: Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

Romania: Seeds are commonly sold in gardening stores without legal restriction.

Serbia & Montenegro: Legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

Singapore: seeds are sold in flower stores

Slovakia: We have been told that plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute

South Africa: Some provinces consider Morning Glory to be an invasive weed (Category 1 or 3). ALIEN INVASIVE PLANTS AND WEEDS.

Spain: Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

Turkey: Plants and seeds are legal to cultivate, buy, possess, and distribute (sell, trade or give)

United Kingdom, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland: No restrictions, no prohibited or illegal morning glories. These can be freely traded sold and are available in any shop

United States
Arizona
All Ipomoea species listed as “noxious weeds” in Arizona and are illegal to cultivate. Penalties are 1st or 2nd degree misdemeanor.

Lousiana : Effective Aug 8, 2005 (signed into law Jun 28, 2005) Louisiana Act No 159 makes 40 plants illegal, including Ipomoea tricolor when intended for human consumption. The law specifically excludes the “possession, planting, cultivation, growing, or harvesting” of these plants if used “strictly for aesthetic, landscaping, or decorative purposes.” (Text of HLS_05RS-52 and Update June 2005)

It is also illegal in the United States of America to consume morning glory seeds (morning glory tea) under Schedule III Controlled Substances (2005)

US who wishes to import seeds on a small scale may now apply for an Import Permit which will allow them to bring seeds into the United States, subject to certain conditions. Details of how to obtain a Permit are on the APHIS website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/Q37/smalllotsseed.html.

Seeds of species which are normally prohibited are not allowed into the US under the new Small Lots of Seed Program

and here (complete list)

It is a criminal offence under US law to send propagating material of a prohibited species or invasive species between states. If you are growing such a species for someone, or if someone requests this type of material you can be guilty Under 18 U.S.C. § 2, aiding and abetting, this liability is available in all federal criminal prosecutions

This message was edited Aug 7, 2009 8:44 PM

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