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Booneville man plants mysterious seeds from China being sent across the U.S.

July 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The U.S Department of Agriculture is warning people to watch out for unsolicited packages of seeds shipped from China.

The U. S Department of Agriculture is warning people to watch out for unsolicited packages of seeds shipped from China.

— The U. S Department of Agriculture is warning people to watch out for unsolicited packages of seeds shipped from China.

Experts are concerned the seeds could be an invasive species and are warning people not to plant them.

Before word got out, a man in Booneville planted the seeds and they've been growing in his garden for two months.

Experts are unsure what this plant really is, but the concern is it turning out to be an invasive species, which could hurt local agriculture.

"Our concern is from an invasive pest aspect, these seeds could introduce an invasive weed, or an invasive insect pest or a plant disease," Scott Bray with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture told 5NEWS.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is removing the plant from Crenshaw's property for further study.

If you receive these seeds, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture says to place them in a sealed package and give them a call to pick them up.

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