Recent Notices:

New - Common Wetlands Plants of the Edmonton Area brochure

Available from ENPG for $2.00 and from the Wildbird General Store, 4712 99 St.

A list of common, sedges, grasses and rushes of the Edmonton area.

click to download

Recommended Reading - a book review by Patsy Cotterill

Nature in Fragments .pdf
click to download
Butterfly ID - The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has released a Butterfly Identification Guide to help visitors to EALT Conservation Lands identify common butterflies on their properties. 
This brochure aims to spark interest in butterfly species and conservation and outlines how you can help protect important butterfly habitat and where you can learn more.
The free brochure is available on the EALT website:  Butterfly_ID_Guide.pdf
New free e-book!
Common Coulee Plants of Southern Alberta
John Bain, University of Lethbridge biology professor, and June Flanagan, Lethbridge botanist, author and photographer, teamed up to revise Job Kuijt’s popular guide to some of our most beautiful and interesting native prairie plants in this new full colour electronic edition.
Download your free copy and discover what’s blooming in southern Alberta this season!
Free download is made available by the University of Lethbridge Herbarium courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Library

Wildflowers of Edmonton brochure

Common Wildflowers of the Edmonton Area.

Available for $2.00 at:
Wildbird General Store
4712-99 Street,
Earth's General Store
9605-82 Avenue, Edmonton
Nature Alberta
3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Arch Greenhouse
3151-97 St.

ENPG has a Facebook page

Special Note!!! Wild Blue Clematis Recall!!

Would anyone who bought a Wild Blue Clematis plant at any ENPG sale this past season, please contact

There was a mix-up in seed and we may have unwittingly sold what may not be blue clematis, as well as the proper native one. We would like to ensure you have the correct species.

Please accept our apologies, and get in touch.


Saturday, July 9 - SAPAA Halfmoon Lake Field Trip - This Provincial Natural Area is stewarded by the Rainbow Equitation Society (RES), a member of the Stewards of Alberta's Protected Areas Association (SAPAA).
Richard Desmet and other RES members will be our guides.
In the morning, explore the western part of the Natural Area (Ghost Horse Hills); after lunch, in the afternoon, go to the east (Bridge and Rim Trails) to reach the southern shores of Halfmoon Lake itself.
More details (including maps) about the area can be found on the SAPAA website - which also reports on last year’s field trips by Hubert Taube and Patsy Cotterill.

Meet: 9:00 a.m. at Tim Horton's, Westmount Mall (112 Ave & Groat Rd), for carpooling,
Or: 10:00 am at the Rainbow Equitation Society (RES) Picnic Shelter; coordinates: 54.0558 N, 113.3726 W.
Driving directions:
From Edmonton, take Highway 28 past Bon Accord. About 1 km east of Bon Accord, turn left onto RR 235 (Lily Lake Road). Travel north 22.4 km to Township Road 584. Turn right onto Township Road 584 and travel east 1.6 km to
RR 234. Turn left onto RR 234 and travel north for 2 km where, on the right hand side, you come to the Rainbow Equitation Society Facilities.
Duration: Can be planned as half- or full-day trip; meet at the shelter at 1:00 pm for the afternoon portion of the trip
Bring: good walking shoes, water and lunch; carpool money.
Trip Leader: Hubert Taube; contact:

... is a monthly e-newsletter sent out by ENPG, that focuses on gardening with native plants. There is a list of up-coming events, news, one or two articles, and a 'Wildflower of the Month'.
Wildflower News - July 2016 .pdf
click to download
Want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden? Here's a list of native plants adapted from Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies by The Xerces Society.
The book is available from the ENPG Library.
Pollen and Nectar Plants Table _1.pdf
click to download

ENPG activities

Here is a look at some of what we've done in the last couple of years - ENPG's take on an annual report!

Ignore the "Dropbox Sign in..." and be patient. It is a LARGE file!

ENPG 2014 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2013 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2012 Activities.pdf
click to download
Edmonton Native Plant Group has published Go Wild, a book on 'Easy to Grow Native Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses'.
You can also check out the different plants here, on our website.
Check out the index to search for a specific plant.


ENG has a number of books, magazines and other publications on native plants and related subjects that are available for borrowing.

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