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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Bugweed @ Feb. 09 2005,9:30)]I second that!!!!! Good point SarraceniaScott!
    Yes, when I brought my S purpurea into work, one of my coworkers started asking me lots of questions about nearby bogs where he might find pitcher plants. I got the distinct feeling he might be planning to collect some, so I warned him that it was illegal, carried stiff penalties, and that he might get a buttock-full of rocksalt from Farmer Joe (if Farmer Joe were in a good mood). That changed his mind... I then told him about the naturalist from whom I got my plants, and how cheaply he could buy them.

    He opted to go that route!
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    I second bugweed's bulldozer post

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    Oh course I do as well, but I have to clarify something. If the plant is on private property you do not need only the landowners permission, but you must have the states permission as well. When a plant is endangered or in a position to soon become endangered (threatened) the plant falls under the state (and finally the federal) government's ownership. Sadly they may not protect the plants from our growing communities, but they sure will take everything you have for it. Do not break the law to collect. Ethics are all important and when people are selected to be growers and collectors for the NASC they will sign a copy of the policies and a code of Ethics. Wild collection should never be for anything else besides conservation and then only with permission. Many plants have been driven to near extinction by collectors.
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