Unfortunately it is now illegal to own a pistia, let alone show the plant at the show. I brought in one in the crystal award that goes with it and had it taken by our Plant Inspector.
So there goes our fun. Alan Fernandez would not be pleased.
>From: "Alan Galloway" <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: Alan Galloway <firstname.lastname@example.org>,Discussion of aroids <email@example.com>
>To: "aroid-l" <Aroidfirstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [Aroid-l] upcoming IAS show and sale
>Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 13:12:32 -0400
>I've been meaning to send this email for some time, but have just been too
>Was talking with an IAS member some weeks back and he mentioned that there
>used to be a contest at the IAS show and sale where individuals would enter
>their largest specimen of Pistia (water lettuce). He said some were huge.
>Would there be any interest in reviving this contest? Sounds like a lot of
>fun, especially for kids.
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