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 2018(Download the Excel spreadsheet.)



Call for Volunteers – Board of Director’s Positions

If you are passionate about native plants, ecosystems and their long-term sustainability and have experience coordinating people and projects, then the Alberta Native Plant Council (ANPC) Society’s Board of Directors wants you!
We are looking to fill the following Board positions in March 2020:
– President (1 year term)
–  Vice-president (1 year term)
–  Secretary (2 year term)

For more information on these positions, see our “Volunteer” page or contact us at volunteer@anpc.ab.ca

2020 ANPC Workshop “Northern Native Plants and Ecosystems” will be held on March 28, 2020 in Peace River, AB

Registration is now open – please see our Workshop page here

Topics will include boreal forest reclamation, peatland restoration, boreal forest health and northern rangeland ecosystems as well as updates on the newest native seed consortium initiative in the province.


Throughout the year, ANPC supports Plant Study Groups in four locations in the province. These meetings will run from  October 2019 to May 2020.  The discussion topics and dates are listed on our Plant Study Group page here.

The Alberta Illustrated Keys have been updated by Linda Kershaw and Lorna Allen. Species status now agrees with the most recent ACIMS listing (ACIMS, March 2018) and taxonomy agrees with the VasCan database of October 2018 (Brouillet et. al. 2018). Please check them out on the 2019 Keys to Alberta Species page. The final family (Fabaceae) has been added January 25, 2020 and four new families were added January 8, 2020 (Apiaceae, Boraginaceae, Hydrophyllaceae and Onagraceae).

May Species Count at Clyde Fen

Join our Stewards, Derek Johnson and Joelyn Kozar, of Clyde Fen Candidate Natural Area for the May Species Count! Located minutes outside of Clyde, AB; Clyde Fen is one of four natural areas stewarded by the ANPC. The day will entail a meander through an aspen stand, a shrubby fen, and a pine stand. We will be looking to count the number of plant species in flower. Last years count found 48 species in flower! Bring rubber boots, pack a lunch, and be prepared to spend a better part of the day there.
Meet at 9 am on Sunday May 31st at the Percy Page Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Carpooling is an option. Please RVSP to kozar.j@gmail.com; however, last-minute deciders are welcome.

November 2019 Update : “The Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta book is in the process of being brought up to date with a second edition. See our “Rare Vascular Plants” page for the latest updates (November 2019). Photographs of many species are still required. The photograph wish list (revised November 26, 2019) and instructions for submission.

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.





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