Plants and seeds policy
You can list plants and seeds as long as they're allowed in the location you want to sell. Since you're not allowed to sell noxious weeds and some seeds, check the guidelines below to help you determine what you can sell.
In addition to reviewing the list of prohibited noxious weeds and seeds, you also need to check with your state and local authorities to see if the items are legal to sell. Review the state-by-state list of regulated noxious weeds, pests, and quarantined items, and consult with the state and local authorities to determine whether the items that you're thinking about selling or buying are legal in your state.
Make sure your listing follows these guidelines. If it doesn't, it may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including limits of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.
What are the guidelines?
You can list plants or seeds that aren't on any restricted list.
Seeds: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) restricts importation of seeds for various reasons. These restrictions often depend on the country of origin. Treatments or permits may be required.
Packaging and germination dates: Many state laws limit the time period after packaging or germination testing when agricultural or vegetable seeds may be sold. If the dates of packaging and germination testing are listed on the packaging of the seeds, you need to include that information in your item description.
Noxious weeds: Some federal, state, and local laws don’t allow the sale of certain types of plants or seeds that are considered "exotic" or "noxious" weeds. The USDA doesn’t allow the importation and interstate movement of federally defined noxious weeds. Review the National Plant Board's regulated noxious weeds list
Why does eBay have this policy?
Because selling plants and seeds may be prohibited or regulated, some items can’t be sold on eBay. This policy helps us observe state and government laws and regulations. Many plants are regulated in an effort to minimize the spread of harmful plants, insects, diseases, and other pests.