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.)







Throughout the year, ANPC supports Plant Study Groups in four locations in the province. These meetings will resume in October of 2018. We have new groups in Peace River and Grande Prairie! See the Plant Study Group page here.

See our “Plant Happenings” page for more events, publications etc.

Alberta Native Plant Council Concern for Resources for Alberta Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS)

All provinces and territories have a Conservation Data Centre, similar to the Alberta Conservation Information Management System (ACIMS). But ACIMS staff consists of less than one full-time equivalent position, the second lowest staffing level in Canada, despite heavy land use pressures on the landscape.
ANPC relies heavily on ACIMS to inform their native plant conservation initiatives. ACIMS is critically understaffed, underfunded and unsustainable. Earlier this summer, the ANPC wrote a letter to the Minister of Environment and Parks recommending that five full time positions be resourced for ACIMS:

  • Three positions to fill vacant positions of Botanist, Ecological Communities Coordinator, and Invertebrate Zoologist, and
  • Two positions to perform additional data management to meet current needs

We need your support in affecting this change! Please let the Minister know that conservation of native plants in Alberta is important and that it relies heavily on the information and data available from ACIMS, which can only function properly when well staffed.

Please see the attached letters:
ANPC Letter to the Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks – click here
Alberta Environment and Parks REPLY – click here


Element Occurrence (EO) data updated to October 2017
ACIMS has updated the Element Occurrence information to October 2017 in the Search Map and downloadable files. Please note the previous files (dated July 2015) are now outdated and should no longer be used for searches.  The new files must be downloaded.

 Please check the ACIMS Website:  https://www.albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/management-land-use/alberta-conservation-information-management-system-acims/download-data/

The Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta book is in the process of being brought up to date with a second edition. For an update on their progress (October 4, 2018), please visit our “Rare Vascular Plants” page. Listed also, are some species that still require write ups. If you would be interested in taking them on, please email the address shown. The page also has a list of required photos (revised October 22, 2018 and instructions for contribution November 23, 2017).




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

 **Updates – New file added “Figworts and Allies” – June16, 2018. All other families are updated March 25, 2018



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.



ISBN 978-1-55238-683-5

THIS BOOK IS AN OPEN ACCESS E-BOOK. It is an electronic version of a book that can be purchased in physical form through any bookseller or on-line retailer, or from our distributors. Please support this open access publication by requesting that your university purchase a print copy of this book, or by purchasing a copy yourself. If you have any questions, please contact: ucpress@ucalgary.ca
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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.  Check out our “Outreach” page for events in the 2017 summer.



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



Recipient of a 2010 Emerald Award! The ANPC was recognized for its efforts in promoting knowledge of Alberta’s native plants; conserving Alberta’s native plant species and their habitats; and preserving plant species and habitat for the enjoyment of present and future generations


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