Thursday, February 11, 2010

Oregon Bans English Ivy and Buddleia

Yesterday the Oregon Department of Agriculture announced banning the sale, transport or propagation of English ivy and Buddleia davidii (Butterfly bush) as they are invasive, noxious weeds that are a threat in Oregon. Here the AP reports that butterfly bushes cannot even be grown.

This is effective immediately for the Buddleia while the ivy's effective date is June 1, to allow businesses to sell the remaining stock on hand.

I'm still trying to reconcile ban with allowing businesses to sell and deplete remaining inventory.

What say ye?