Residents nationwide have been getting random seeds in the mail that they did not order. According to the Arkansas Department of Agriculture (ADA), the seeds may have come from China and you shouldn’t plant them.
In a statement, the ADA wrote, “The types of seeds in the packages are unknown at this time and maybe invasive plant species. The packages were sent by mail and may have Chinese writing on them.”
If you received unsolicited seeds in the mail that fit this description, the ADA asks that you place the unopened packet in a sealed bag and contact the Plant Industries Division at 501-225-1598 or use email:
“Invasive species wreak havoc on the environment, displace or destroy native plants and insects and severely damage crops,” according to the statement. “Taking steps to prevent their introduction is the most effective method of reducing both the risk of invasive species infestations and the cost to control and mitigate those infestations.”