Keys to Alberta Species

KEYS TO IDENTIFICATION OF ALBERTA VASCULAR PLANTS

If you use these publications please credit the author(s) and sources when you reference them.

IMGP8229sThe first in the series is the family Asteraceae.
Please click here for this file (updated and illustrated March.2018)

Initially, all of the following keys are in draft form. Linda Kershaw and Lorna Allen suggest that people  check them over and use them. Once the illustrations are in, the keys will be in their final form, like the Asteraceae key (above) and the ones noted below.
Please send comments to    linda.kershaw1@gmail.com

 

Click on the family name to open the file.
These have been updated and illustrated (March and April 2018):

Amaranthaceae Physaria
Brassicaceae
 ChickweedCaryophyllaceae
  RibesGrossulariaceae
CalthaPalRanunculaceae
 
 
Geum    Rosaceae  Ericaceae Polygonaceae Primulaceae    Violaceae

Salicaceae


Saxifragaceae


   Miscellaneous
Dicots

   (See list below)


Key to Monocot  Families – use this key to determine which file to go to to key out your plant

Orchidaceae

Liliaceae and Allies

Poaceae

Juncaceae

 Potamogetonaceae

 

Cyperaceae

Miscellaneous Monocots
(See list below)

Gymnosperms

Pteridophytes

The ‘Miscellaneous Dicots’ file includes these small families:
Berberidaceae, Betulaceae, Cactaceae, Cannabaceae, Cistaceae, Cleomaceae, Crassulaceae, Droseraceae, Hypericaceae, Malvaceae, Montiaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Nymphaeaceae,
Papaveraceae, Urticaceae

The ‘Miscellaneous Monocots’ file includes these small families:
Acoraceae, Alismataceae, Araceae, Hydrocharitaceae, Iridaceae, Juncaginaceae, Typhaceae/Sparganiceae

 

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