Sadly, Fig Buttercup is still available for purchase in many other states. Please share this article with gardeners (tell them not to buy!), nursery owners (ask them not to sell), and regulatory officials (ask them to consider adding this species to your state's list of regulated pest plant species).
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* Marianne Cote is President of the Botanical Gardens of Asheville.
The Gardens are located at 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd in Asheville, open to the public sunrise to sunset year round with no admission charge, and are dedicated to the study and promotion of the native plants and habitats of the Southern Appalachians. For more information about the Garden, visit www.ashevillebotanicalgardens.org