Most plants and seeds can be listed as long as they're located in the U.S., but there are exceptions, including some seeds and noxious weeds.
What is the policy?
- Endangered plants are not allowed
- Plants and seeds located outside the U.S. are not allowed due to U.S. import restrictions
- For all other plants or seeds, sellers should check with the following resources to determine if an item is restricted or prohibited:
- USDA Plants for Planting Manual - opens in new window or tab
- USDA Save Our Citrus Website - opens in new window or tab
- National Plant Board - Regulated Noxious Weeds Search Document (search for Regulated Noxious Weeds) - opens in new window or tab
- National Plant Board - Laws & Regulations - opens in new window or tab
Activity on eBay is required to:
- Follow all applicable laws
- Respect the rights of third parties
- Follow the eBay User Agreement
- Follow this eBay policy
If activity doesn’t meet these requirements, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: administratively ending listings or canceling transactions, hiding or lowering the placement of listings in search results, lowering seller rating, restricting buying or selling, forfeiture of fees, loss of buyer or seller protections, restricting access to member communication and rating tools, removing feedback, and account suspension.
Visit Seller Help - opens in new window or tab to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.
Why does eBay have this policy?
To reduce the risk of introducing or spreading pests and diseases, the sale and import of plants and seeds is highly regulated.