Alberta Native Plant Council

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.

May/June 2021 Update:

The RVPA Book Committee has completed the second edition manuscript and submitted it to our publisher, UBC Press, where it is undergoing pre-publication typesetting and copyediting. Print books are expected by Spring 2022, just in time for field season!

This exciting milestone couldn’t have been achieved without our wonderful supporters, including grants from the Alberta Culture and Tourism Community Initiatives Program, the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, and the ANPC, in addition to contributions from 40 volunteer writers, 19 expert reviewers, 4 technical editors, and countless other volunteers, illustrators and photographers.

The Book Committee’s next steps include reviewing sample pages provided by the publisher, and securing funding for printing.

We still have a limited window of opportunity to backfill photos for certain species before we can’t make any further additions to the book. If you would like to submit photographs of rare plants that are still on the wish list, (revised June 2021 –  positive IDs only, please), please carefully follow our photo submission guidelines ((here – instructions revised November 23, 2017)) and submit a photo release form (here), NO LATER THAN August 15, 2021. Images will be selected by the book committee from those submitted. Thank you for your contributions!

Book purchase information will be provided as soon as it is available. Keep checking the website for updates!








 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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