The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources updated the state’s Prohibited Plant List in February. Three plants are now prohibited: Butomus umbellatus (Flowering rush), Salix atrocinerea (Large Gray willow) and Salix cinerea (Rusty willow). A fourth plant, Actinidia argute (hardy kiwi) was also included on the original request. However, due to the large number of comments received, the Department is “taking additional time to investigate” further “before making a final determination.”
Massachusetts prohibits the importation, sale and trade of the plants on their prohibited plants list. This ban also covers the purchase and distribution of these plants and related activities, and includes all cultivars, varieties and hybrids of the plants.
NewTerrain March 1 2017.