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.

February 2021 Update: We are furiously working on getting all of the remaining photos for the rare plant book. See the list here

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, 19 expert reviewers, and numerous photographers.

We have finished with the species descriptions write ups and review! This year we focussed on reviewing the species descriptions and preparing for our editors to review the text, photographs, illustrations and maps. This is the last step before getting the manuscript ready for printing!

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.

We still need selected photographs. 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 (see above), please 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 to those who have submitted and we look forward to your contributions!

If you are interested in volunteering to help in the preparation of the rare plant book, please contact us at

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







 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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