Dozens of US states have reported mysterious seeds showing up in packages from China, reports Business Insider. The Government is warning citizens not to plant them because they could be an invasive species.
The US Department of Agriculture said that it was investigating the unsolicited packages of seeds reported by at least 27 states and urged anyone who receives them to contact local agricultural officials.
“Please hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until someone from your State department of agriculture or APHIS contacts you with further instructions,” the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said in a press release. “Do not plant seeds from unknown origins.”