Court is now in session!
Ladies and gentleman of the jury of the Superior Court of Gardening Crimes, have you reached a verdict?
Your honor, we have!
We find this flower, Hemerocallis fulva, which also goes by the alias “ditch lily” and occasionally “tiger lily”, guilty on the count of proliferating itself throughout the country making it appear to be a native wildflower. The evidence is clear that it is from Asia!
We also find this flower guilty of making a nuisance of itself by become an invasive plant in some areas!
Thank you, members of the jury. Do you have a recommendation for sentencing?
Your honor, we do.
For the first count of imitating a native wildflower, we hereby banish it from our gardens. For the second count on becoming an invasive species, we hereby recommend that it be thrown out with the trash, and not be taken to the compost pile.
Members of the jury, the court thanks you for your service and accepts this verdict and sentencing. Gardeners, please proceed as instructed by the court to remove this plant at once from your garden and throw it in the trash.
This court is adjourned!