As if 2020 events couldn’t get any stranger, people across the country are receiving packets of seeds in the mail they did not order.
If you happen to receive unsolicited seeds, whatever you do, do not plant them. Instead, report and send them to the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (if not in Massachusetts, send to your state’s plant regulatory official).
There is still much to learn about who is sending them and what they are, but the current thinking by is that they could be invasive plants. The USDA is collecting the seeds to better understand what they are and their impact on the environment.
If you’re looking for something to enhance your garden, consider native plants that attract pollinators.