|LAWS OF THE 2001 REGULAR SESSION
OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA
Section 1. Section 317.25, Code 2001, is amended to read as follows:
317.25 TEASEL, MULTIFLORA ROSE, AND PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE PROHIBITED EXCEPTIONS.
A person shall not import, sell, offer for sale, or distribute teasel (Dipsacus) biennial, the multiflora rose (rosa multiflora), purple loosestrife (lythrum salicaria),
purple loosestrife (lythrum virgatum), or seeds of them in any form in this state. However, this section
does not prohibit the sale, offer for sale, or distribution of the multiflora rose (rosa
multiflora) used for understock for either cultivated roses or ornamental shrubs in gardens.
This section also does not prohibit the sale, offer for sale, or distribution of varieties of the
purple loosestrife (lythrum virgatum) when used for ornamental gardens, and which are sterile
or nonaggressive according to a list published by the state weed commissioner pursuant
to chapter 17A. A person engaged in the business of selling purple loosestrife shall
keep accurate records, as specified by the department of agriculture and land stewardship, of
each variety of purple loosestrife sold, offered for sale, or distributed. The person shall allow the department
of agriculture and land stewardship to inspect the records during regular business
Any person violating the provisions of this section is subject to a fine of not exceeding one hundred dollars.
Approved April 30, 2001
Updated: 26-Oct-2001 04:08 PM