dogbane26 wrote:I think CITIES laws are kind of stupid in a way, im not saying protecting endangered species is stupid so dont get me wrong.
Hey it is us that help spread the seeds /plants and if we promised to send some seeds back to AUSTRALIA or to other people worldwide then we might be doing more than the plant could in nature.
I went to Canada onetime and brought a Hoodia gordonii plant with me. I could of lied and said i didnt have live plants. Who knows though it might of died trying to transport it at that time since it was so cold. They said all cacti are cities. It isnt a gosh darn cactus. I mean customs should learn about convergent evolution.
We would be dispersing the seeds better than the plant could. Im not forgetting about invasive species that wouldnt be good.
I mean Phoenix canariensis and Catharanthus roseus might be extinct in their indigenous region but thanks to us gardeners they are widespread throughout the subtropics.
To get back on topic...
I mean say the plant experiences a drought, outcompeted from invasive species or attacked by diseases or pests ..etc.
When we grow them we can sometimes prevent some of those things and help them to make seed or vegetatively reproduce and then give them to someone else.
I disagree that peyote should be illegal to grow. I mean it is already endangered in the wild and then its illegal to grow for us cause of stupid war on drugs crap.
Then some hippies will go dig it up in the wild not being careful the way they do it. There is a method to collect wild plant parts like they say with ginseng if you collect you must plant some of the seeds as well.
When it comes to Peyote some idiots just dig the whole plant up when in Carlos castenadas book states you cut the top off and it will regrow from the roots since most of the plant is underground.
But usually you get some greedy person who wants the whole plant to use.
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