Alberta Native Plant Council


    2023 ANPC Pollinator Garden Challenge Closes November 30th!


Our second Pollinator Garden challenge will close soon.
Post photos of your pollinator garden on our Facebook page here

For details please check out our Pollinator Garden Challenge page.




Volunteer Call-Out – Alberta Native Plant Council has several positions open. See our “Volunteer” page for more information. You do need to be an ANPC member in good standing for these positions.

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 – updated March 2023.  (The Excel spreadsheet will be downloaded to the “Downloads” folder on your computer). 



Latest ANPC Website News:

2023 December 2 1PM – Southern (Calgary) Plant Study Group Meeting – information here

2023 November 29 6:30 PM – Central (Edmonton) Plant Study Group Meeting  information here 

2023 August 20 – Members can login to see our latest IRIS newsletter here

2023 March 29 Peace River Plant Group – resumes April 6, 2023 – information here

2023 ANPC “Back to Basics” past presentations here – (you must be an ANPC member to access these).

ANPC Membership information



Puzzling Pairs through the years:

Since 1988, the Alberta Native Plant Council newsletter IRIS has brought to the ANPC membership articles on all things native plant-related. Periodically, a series called “Puzzling Pairs” (or the occasional “Tricky Trio”) has been published to help the plant observer to sort between similar species. Using our webpage “Puzzling Pairs” (updated January 22, 2023), you will be guided to the applicable issues of IRIS for some help to differentiate sets of puzzling (or tricky) species.

Alberta Flora Publications of Interest – details and purchase:

The Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta, 2nd edition (RVPA2)
is now available for purchase and can be ordered through
UBC Press.
See this link.

Vascular Flora of Alberta: An Illustrated Guidei

is available as a paperback or
e-book through The guide includes illustrated keys to all native and naturalized vascular plants in Alberta.
For current information see this link.

Wildflowers of Whitehorse Wildland Provincial Park
is available through the Alberta Native Plant Council. 
For more details and ordering information click here.
Featured Native Plant

See more rare plant profiles here



Rare Plant Profiles. Rare plants are an important part of Alberta’s biodiversity. They require special care because they exist in low numbers, live in restricted habitats, or may be threatened by such things as habitat destruction, invasive species, or climate change. The following rare plant profiles will focus on those plant species that are being watched or tracked in Alberta due to their sensitive nature. Read about Rorippa curvipes (Blunt-leaved watercress) here




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.



Banner1Please watch for ANPC’s display tables, banners and pamphlets at professional, conservation and natural history, and community events around the province.  Check out our “Outreach” page for events in the summer.

Our wonderful handouts can be downloaded from our “Plant Publications” page.





Acknowledging Land and People: We acknowledge that what we call Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently those people of Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederancy–Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika as well as people from the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux Nakota, Sioux, Stoney, Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nations. We acknowledge as well the members of other indigenous nations in Alberta which include the Métis Nation of Alberta and the Métis Settlements.


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