Recent Notices:

Where to see Wildflowers in and around Edmonton

"Within 50 km of Edmonton (and within the city of Edmonton itself), there are many sites that hide a treasure-trove of plants to view."
Lorna Allen, recently retired as Alberta Conservation Information Systems Coordinator and Senior Ecologist with Alberta Parks, compiled this list, complete with maps and directions, of where to find some of our local flora.
click to download

Living With the Land - use of plants by the native people of Alberta

An out-of-print publication from the mid-70's by Alberta Culture. Compiled by Joan Kerik with Illustrations by Steve Fisher.
Unfortunately, the Index is upside-down, but a look at how our native plants were used before the explorers and settlers came.
Living With The Land Text.pdf
click to download

from Public Pastures - Public Interest...

Grasslands are the most endangered, the most altered and yet the least protected ecosystem on the planet. They contain more Species at Risk than any other region of the country.

The Community Pastures in Saskatchewan contain some of the largest, best managed and biodiverse rich blocks of remaining native grasslands in North America. A conservation network will not only protect our grasslands but support Canada's biodiversity Target 1 to protect 17% of all terrestrial areas and inland water.

Native Prairie - Manage it Today to Appreciate it Tomorrow

A workbook developed by ANPC's affiliate Prairie Conservation Action Committee and partners contains information and exercises on range health, range management, species at risk, invasive species and riparian areas. Available to all at PCAP requests all users notify them at for their internal reporting purposes.

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
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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.

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Saturday, June 2 - Wagner Weed Pull - Meet at the Wagner Natural Area. A limited number of vehicles will be heading to the east side of the Wagner property with shovels, garbage bags, wheel barrows, etc. and will be based at the entrance to the former Keizer property. Be sure to have appropriate footwear to be working near the water’s edge, as well as good gloves. If you have long, pointed garden shovels, please bring along. Pack a lunch and be prepared for the weather and mosquitoes. You will be instructed appropriately to identify and dig up the correct plants. Many hands make light work!
If Saturday is no good weather-wise, Sunday June 3rd is our back-up day with same timing.

Sunday June 17 - Wagner Natural Area Orchid Walk
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Meet at parking lot at 10:00 a.m.
Please register that you plan to attend through email:

For both of the above events at the Natural Area, please come prepared for all types of weather - dress in layers and wear sturdy boots or shoes. Also recommended is bug spray and sun screen.
Map and directions:

Sunday, June 24 - Garden Days Edmonton Horticultural Society’s (EHS) Garden Festival will bring together gardening enthusiasts, families, schools, and community members to enjoy an afternoon of fun, outdoor activities, and music, all in celebration of gardening in our community. The Edmonton Native Plant Society will have a variety of native plants available for sale.
Time: 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Location: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road & 87th Avenue

Saturday, August 4 - Alberta Native Plant Council Northern Plant & Ecology Study Group Summer Field Trip –
Explore the lush shoreline, and aquatic native plant habitat of beautiful Wolf Lake, Alberta. Located W of Cold Lake, Alberta and E of Lac La Biche, this clear water glacial-origin lake abounds with lush shoreline and micro-habitat native plant species. Wild ferns and rare plants abound in the steep hilled, old – growth forest within adjacent Boreal Uplands. Be prepared to see ‘rat root’, river otter, beavers, moose, great blue herons, pelican’s, loons and other wildlife.
If time allows, a short hike up a fern-filled creek to view Conocephalum salebrosum, Matteuccia struthiopteris, Dryopteris intermedia, and 300-year-old Betula papyrifera trees.
Boat required. ANPC is researching canoe and/or kayak rental for interested persons. You will need proper hiking attire, lunch & snack’s, lots of liquids, canoe or kayak, boat kit, fishing rods and your “discovery frame-of-mind”.
Please register by July 15. Contact Marsha Hayward for more information (

... 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' or 'Plant Family'.
Wildflower News - June 2018 .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.
Native Plants for Bees and Butterflies.pdf
click to download
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!

The above are large files. It will say it can't be previewed, but wait for the 'open', where it can be opened in Preview or downloaded.

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

ENPG 2014 activities.pdf
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ENG 2013 activities.pdf
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ENG 2012 Activities.pdf
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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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