Rare Vascular Plants

RVP Book Information

The Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta book is in the process of being brought up to date with a second edition.

March 2020 Update:

We would like to thank all of our wonderful supporters including a grant from the Alberta Culture and Tourism Community Initiatives Program, two Community grants from the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation (2017 and 2019), and $25,000 from the ANPC, in addition to contributions from 40 volunteer writers, 21 expert reviewers, and numerous photographers.

In 2019 we concentrated on getting species descriptions finalized and organized for reviewed by taxa experts. All species descriptions have been allocated and are in the process of being reviewed. We are now planning the next phase, which involves a substantive review of the text, photographs, illustrations and maps. We plan to get this phase underway through 2020.

If you are interested in volunteering to help in the preparation of the rare plant book, please contact us at ABRarePlantBook@gmail.com.

The complete set of North American distribution maps have been compiled as well as the Alberta distribution maps. We have received permission to use select illustrations from the Flora of North America, the University of Washington Press, Gov’t of BC and the Royal BC Museum.

This is your opportunity to get your botanical photographs in print! If you would like to submit photographs of identified rare plants that are on the list for this book, please check out the file (here – revised March, 2020) that lists the species that still require photographs, see instructions detailing the submission of photographs (here – instructions revised November 23, 2017), and submit a photo release form (here). Images will be selected by the book committee from those submitted. Thank you for those who have submitted and we look forward to your contributions!

If you have questions please email:    ABRarePlantBook@gmail.com

We are excited about the progress of the project and are looking forward to next year!







 Sorry – this book is no longer available for purchase from ANPC.




Errata for the RVP book – click here
Addenda for the Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta 


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