Mystery seeds from China

This package of unsolicited, unknown seeds was mailed to a Virginia resident, the state reported. 

Virginia is the latest state to report residents receiving unsolicited mysterious seeds in packets marked with Chinese writing, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on Friday. 

The department “has been notified that several Virginia residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds that appear to have originated from China,” the release said. “The types of seeds in the packages are unknown at this time and may be invasive plant species. The packages were sent by mail and may have Chinese writing on them.”

Reports of seed deliveries are still continuing to come in, so a definitive number of cases in the state isn’t available, said the department's director of communications, Michael Wallace.

Recipients of the seeds are urged to report them to Virginia’s Office of Plant Industry Services

According to Salt Lake City’s Fox 13 channel in Utah, residents there have also been receiving seeds in the mail that they did not purchase and that arrive in packages with Chinese writing. A similar story was reported by the Daily Mail about United Kingdom residents last week

Both the Utah and UK stories said many of the seed packets were labeled as containing ear jewelry.

Seed importation is highly regulated in the U.S. and most countries because of the risks of spreading diseases and pests that could harm or destroy domestic crops or other plants. 

Wallace said the Office of Plant Industry “will be conducting investigations and will be collaborating with the [U.S. Department of Agriculture] to contain and identify the seeds.”

This article originally appeared in the Virginia Mercury.

(2) comments

Soily

My guess is Allium giganteum, or giant onion or giant garlic. Shaped like onion seed, but much larger than any I have grown, and maybe too smooth. Perhaps it could be some type of hibiscus or okra. I hope InsideNova eventually let's us know what it is.

SaferNoVaLand

Dear President Trump and Vice President Pence,

It’s highly disrespectful to take a knee at the NFL or MLB games but I believe that the time to kneel at the White House meetings has come.

Can there be any harm done in heads bowed in prayer to King Jesus the ruler over all the nations including the United States and His Father the one true God of heaven and earth, for His guidance during this tumultuous time and economic distress in our country? (To learn more about Jesus, go to Biblehub and READ John 1-21, SONG: https://soundcloud.com/eternal-city/king)

What other nation or people on earth could or would do that both in their political realm and personal lives? NOT ONE.

America is special because the Lord Jesus founded this nation under God bequeathing the honor to George Washington of being the first president, a godly man regardless of slanderous depictions of him by vile “historians”.

(Renaissance and a gentleman through and through: Rejecting his delicious retirement with his family and friends, sacrificing ease for hazard, As the general of the War he was paid today’s equivalent to $200k a year but stated that he did not wish to profit [??!!] from it and would keep an exact accounting and only accept EXPENSE incurred. In other words, return the rest!

IN STARK CONTRAST: Tenet Healthcare Corp, the second richest Dallas-based hospital, received $500 million in COVID 19 grants that DON’T HAVE TO BE REPAID. Its CEO Rittenmeyer made $24.3 million in total annual compensation last year [~100x]. During a presentation to investors in May, Rittenmeyer said the federal aid has been helpful, but “we believe that more is needed from the government.” [!!!!] )

When Boston was cannonaded by the British while the first American Congress met in Philadephia, Rev Mr. Duche extemporaneously lead them in prayer. Most of the members stood during the prayer. George Washington was on his knees. (In those days men stood in prayer while women kneeled.)

And the fruition of months of prayers? the decisive victory in the battles of Lexington and Concord, the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War.

“There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.” PROVERBS 21:30-31

As the White House leads by example in prayers, won’t the righteous meme spread throughout the nation and even the whole world?

When we bring honor to His Name, will He not act on our behalf as He did in delivering a great triumph for George Washington and The Continental Army?

Consequently, this nation was born.

Thank you for your warm consideration.

Sincerely with prayers,

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