Alberta Exotic Plants Wiki

Click here for Posey’s Rogues: a gallery of exotic invasive and non-invasive plants of Alberta.

ANPC Guidelines for Rare Plant Surveys in AB Download these here
 Native Plant Source List

Learn where you can buy native seeds and plants! (Excel spreadsheet.)


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2017 Botany Alberta – ANPC is holding its annual botany foray on June 2 – 4, 2017. Working with the Crown Castle Wilderness Coalition, hikes will visit several areas during the weekend. To see more details see our “2017 Botany AB” page. You can also download a poster.




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This map from: http://www.albertaparks.ca/media/6494062/castle-prov-park-brochure.pdf





Growing Native Plants in Alberta – Guidance for communities, schools, homeowners, as well as reclamation and restoration resources click on our link here or access the source list above.  

We have a page listing some native plant sales in Alberta in 2017.                                 

The Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta book is in the process of being brought up to date with a second edition. The blooming season is upon us and the Alberta Native Plant Council (ANPC) is looking for high quality photographs for all rare vascular plant species tracked by Alberta Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS). If you would like to contribute photographs for this book please visit our “Rare Vascular Plants” page.



A series of new keys to the vascular plants of Alberta is under development, including new species and updated taxonomy.

Check out our “Keys to Alberta Species”  page.
They are all updated and illustrated. The authors would appreciate feedback on these keys – please email   linda.kershaw1@gmail.com


Throughout the year, ANPC supports Plant Study Groups in four locations in the province. These meetings will resume in October of 2017. We have a new group in Peace River! See the Plant Study Group page here.

Nature Alberta     –       May Plant Count : May 25-31, 2017
The May Plant Count (MPC) is an annual event where volunteers survey their favorite natural area to provide valuable information on the distribution and phenology of flowering plants in Alberta during the last week of May (May 25-31). MPC is a Nature Alberta citizen science initiative supported by the ANPC.  It’s a great opportunity to shake off the rust from our plant identification skills that has accumulated over the winter and conduct a fun “trek and check” through your favorite natural space. Expertise in wildflower identification is valuable, but not mandatory. Kim MacKenzie will be once again coordinating the MPC so please contact Kim at kim.mack@goldpaw.ca to sign up and to receive the 2017 MPC information package. Returning volunteers, thank you for your participation! Please send Kim your species lists from last year if you have not done so already and confirm your participation in this year’s Count.



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inland-lake-with-lake-athabasca-in-background-wbnp2View a presentation by Marsha Hayward (ANPC Northern Director) entitled “Biodiversity within Wood Buffalo National Park and the Peace-Athabasca Delta”. It is a UNESCO submission from a UN meeting in Edmonton presenting education and and information about Wood Buffalo National Park/Peace-Athabasca Delta and reasons to sustain & protect it. **Note that this is a very large file.     



Please watch for ANPC’s display tables, banners 
and pamphlets at professional, conservation and natural history, and community events around the province. 



Our wonderful new handouts can be downloaded from our Outreach page.







Here is a link to a new app to navigate ACIMS lists on your phone (android only):  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ionicframework.acimsapp774258&hl=en

Here is a link to a new app for flora identification:  http://flora-id.org
The price on all the Windows versions has be decreased by 50% (April 2017).The shipping/handling fee will still be the same, at $6.00. The plant keys for Alberta is now $50 + $6 S/H, and the SW Canada version will be $100 + $6.
All the plant ID software (apps and windows versions) is now produced under the name Flora ID, rather than Flora ID Northwest, and it is a nonprofit organization, with the net proceeds supporting botanical education and research, and development and production of plant identification tool.



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