Indiana Terrestrial Plant Rule Goes into Effect April 18, 2020
What is the Rule?
The Terrestrial Plant Rule (312 IAC 18-3-25) designates 44 species of plants as invasive pests. This rule makes it illegal to sell, gift, barter, exchange, distribute, transport, or introduce these plants in the State of Indiana.
This rule goes into effect in two stages. As of April 18, 2019, it is illegal to introduce plant species on this list not already found in Indiana. Plant species already in trade will be prohibited from sale one year later (April 18, 2020). LIST OF PLANTS
What happens if found selling material after April 18, 2020?
If you are found to be selling material listed on the Terrestrial Plant Rule, a Notice of Stop Sale will
be issued for that material and a Notice of Violation can be issued. If a Notice of Violation is issued, a
fine could be levied at $500 per day per plant and Nursery licenses may be revoked.
How to contact your local nursery inspector and compliance officer?
You can find your local inspector at https://www.in.gov/dnr/entomolo/2899.htm
Or call the Indianapolis Office at 317-232-4120
What plants are regulated?
Go to the IDNR website — https://www.in.gov/dnr/6351.htm — for complete list.
Read IDNR’s article in INLA News, May/June 2020 issue about the Terrestrial Plant Rule (read article)