Originally Posted by daymonjones
I have a question. When I go through Arizona, they always ask about plants, fruits and vegetables.
How do you get them through? Do they only confiscate certain plants? I have potted dwarf papyrus I'd like to carry as an awning drip line plant. (I have several potted along the house walkway, solar powered LED's.)
The reason is to prevent the spread of invasive plant pests. There is no specific list that says some plants are safe and others are not. You declare them all, and they're inspected individually. If you claim not to have any, and they find out you're lying, it's up to a $10,000 fine.
As long as your potted plants are clean, and free of any blight, fungus, or bugs, they're probably okay. Before crossing the border, pinch off any dead leaves and dispose of them, just to be sure.