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Title: Collecting, Labeling and Selling Certain Wildflowers
Alternate Title: Wildflower Permit
Description: Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Subject: Landscapers
Creation Date: 9/15/2008 2:34:08 PM
Modification Date: 11/13/2019 7:45:53 AM
Agency Name: Agriculture (MDA), Minnesota Department of
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Agency Description: The mission of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is to enhance Minnesotans' quality of life by ensuring the integrity of our food supply, the health of our environment, and the strength of our agricultural economy.
Agency Phone: 651-201-6000
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address:
625 N. Robert Street

St. Paul
Unit Name: Plant Protection CW
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Restrictions on collecting

No person shall distribute any species of orchids (Orchidaceae), any gentian (Gentiana), arbutus (Epigaea repens), lilies (Lilium species), coneflowers (Echinacea species), bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), any species of trillium (Trillium species), or lotus (Nelumbo lutea), which have been collected in any manner from any public or private property without the written permission of the property owner and written authorization from the commissioner.

Collection without sale

Wildflower collection from public or private land for the purpose of transplanting the plants to a person's private property and not offering for immediate sale, requires the written permission from the property owner of the land on which the wildflowers are growing.

Collection with intent to sell or distribute wildflowers

   (a) The wildflowers listed above may be offered for immediate sale only if the plants are to be used for scientific or herbarium purposes.

   (b) The wildflowers listed above must not be collected and sold commercially unless the plants are:

        (1) growing naturally, collected, and cultivated on the collector's property; or

        (2) collected through the process described in Collection without sale and transplanted and cultivated on the collector's property.

   (c) The collector must obtain a written permit from the commissioner before the plants may be offered for commercial sale.

Statutes: 18H.14


Vegetable, flower, & wildflower intended for home gardener use as well as initial labelers who sell native grasses and wildflower seed in commercial or agricultural quantities - $75 -$4,500 based on annual Minnesota sales.

Period of Issuance: Annual.
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Information for Wildflower Permit Holders

Nursery Certification and Plant Regulation

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Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

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