I didn't come here to start a legal debate, I came to talk about my awesome new plant.
The nursery these plants came from is very reputable and well known, so I highly doubt that lying to his customer's faces would be very lucrative. Obviously he wouldn't risk jail time to give away plants, so he must be confident in his legal standing, as I was when I made the order.
It's after the fact because I hadn't really planned on a legal debate about it.... Call me a sheep, but I tend to trust people.