What Exactly is a “Protected Plant?
“Aren’t those protected?” “Trilliums are endangered, right?” Questions about laws pertaining to native plants are common among the environmental community and the broader public. The multitude of international, federal, and state laws, often differing in key details, can reinforce the seemingly esoteric nature of what, exactly, constitutes a “protected plant.”
Check out Orbis Botanist Brad Slaughter’s short article for a brief overview of pertinent laws including state-by-state lists of protected species in our immediate region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio).
Click here for the article.