(a) The board shall maintain a list of restricted plants that require a permit for entry into the State. Restricted plants or any portion thereof shall not be imported into the State without a permit issued pursuant to rules.
(b) The department shall designate, by rule, as restricted plants, specific plants that may be detrimental or potentially harmful to agriculture, horticulture, the environment, or animal or public health, or that spread or may be likely to spread an infestation or infection of an insect, pest, or disease that is detrimental or potentially harmful to agriculture, horticulture, the environment, or animal or public health. In addition, plant species designated by rule as noxious weeds are designated as restricted plants.
(c) The department may regulate or prohibit the sale of specific plants on the list of restricted plants by rule.
(d) Noxious weeds may be imported only for research, by permit, and shall not be offered for sale or sold in the State.
(e) No person shall import, offer for sale, or sell within the State any plant or propagative portion of Salvinia molesta or Salvinia minima and Pistia stratiotes.
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