Doesn't it just get you that people have the guts to sell plants that are protected by international treaties Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (C.I.T.E.S.) and by state law (in this case West Virginia Code §19-1A-3a) on ebay? GRRR! The plant species in question is in serious trouble in native wild populations that is why there is all of this protection. Not to mention that the seller also has several wild native orchid species for sale as well, not exactly easy to keep in captivity nor exactly numerous in the wild either.
Sorry but this really gets me, as someone who knows his woods, plants, species, animals, etc... and spends a lot of time observing the treasures of the Appalachians and sees the decimation of so many species this just gets me upset when someone is so blatant as to sell these periled plant species protected by state and international law online is upsetting. It's really all of our concern as our native plants and animals face challenges to exist in the midst of increased human activity/illegal harvest, alien/non-native species that out-compete them, non-native diseases and pests that wipe them out, acid-rain, and an over abundant white tail deer population that over browses.