Alberta Native Plant Council


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 – updated May 2021. (The Excel spreadsheet will be downloaded to the “Downloads” folder on your computer). 



Latest ANPC Website News:
2023 February 21 – Back to Basics Presentation #2 – Brittney Miller – “Mossin’ around in Alberta” – info here
2023 January 25 –
Central Alberta Plant Group in-person meeting – details

2023 January 24 –
Back to Basics Presentation #1- “Alberta’s Native Plant Toolkit” – here
 – (you must be an ANPC member to access this past presentation)
2023 January 22 –
new “Puzzling Pairs” – see below
2023 January 2 – see our latest newsletter here
2023 January 1 – ANPC Small Grants applications open – information and forms here

2023 April 22 ANPC Workshop – “How Plants Inspire Us” – click here for updates
2022ACIMS Elemental Occurrence (EO) data updated – check out link here

2022 November  Rare Vascular Plants, 2nd edition – update
2022 November 22 – NEW! Ft. McMurray Native Plant Group

ANPC Membership information


ANPC would like to extend our sincere condolences to Leslie Monteleone’s family for their recent loss. Leslie was also a part of the ANPC family and a vital part as she helped to shape the organization in a myriad of ways. Leslie inspired others to not only love the natural environment but to volunteer their time in its conservation. Please click on
this link to view our remembrance of her.
Leslie you will be missed!


                                                                        2023 ANPC Workshop
Our annual Workshop will be held in-person this year at the Cattail Crossing Golf and Winter Club in Sturgeon County, AB ( ). The date is Saturday, April 22, 2022, with the theme “How Plants Inspire Us”

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

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 new 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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