Colorado Native Plant Society
dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and
conservation of native plants and habitats
of Colorado through education,
stewardship and

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                     Colorado Native Plant Society News

2015 Colorado Native Plant Society Annual Conference
and Colorado Rare Plant Symposium
American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado
Native Plants and Pollinators
September 11-13, 2015

Friday September 11 – 12th Annual Rare Plant Symposium
Saturday, September 12 – CoNPS Annual Meeting (programs)
Sunday, September 13 – Field Trips., Stay tuned for details!

Conference Information and Registration

Jennifer Ackerfield's Flora of Colorado 

Now in Stock !! To order, go to the CoNPS Bookstore

 CoNPS 2015 Summer Field Trips Winding Down

The 2015 field trip season is winding down, with only a few field trips left for September, and the last field trip on October 4th.  Most of the September field trips are part of our 2015 Annual Conference and occur on Sunday, September 13.  These are described not in the calendar, but on the Annual Conference web page.

Annual Seed Swap and Plant Sale, Saturday, September 19, 2015; 9 to 11 am; Butterfly Pavilion, Westminster, CO

Annual Seed Swap and Plant Sale Details

CoNPS Website Update

In spite of the temptation to play hooky over the summer we have made some great additions to our website.

Now visitors and members can register and pay for membership on-line at our Join - Donate page, accessed by the button in the upper right hand corner of this home page.  Here you can join the society, fill out survey forms and make donations if you wish.  Payments are made to your credit card through PayPal.

Second, our bookstore is up and running and fully stocked with all the wonderful books about Colorado Flora.  You can access our bookstore through the menu at the bottom of this home page at Bookstore.  By the way; we did a little survey of book prices and found that 80% the books in our bookstore were less expensive than those on

But we love Amazon.  In our bookstore you can sign up for AmazonSmile, designate CoNPS as a favored charity and a small piece of Amazon's profits will be donated to us for everything you buy.  Use the blue button on the main menu of our bookstore, or go direct to AmazonSmile.

And for you native plant gardeners, visit our Native Plant Gardening page for great tips about how to get those native plant critters to grow and thrive in our hot, dry environment.  You will find it under Resources on our main menu above.

Other News:

Native Plant Sale - September 19, 9am to 3pm

At High Plains Environmental Center, 2968 Bluestem Willow Drive, Loveland, CO.  Large selection of perennials and grasses.

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Below are the 2014 Winners (click on [photo credit] and then the photo to see the full view)

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Hall's Beardtongue
(Penstemon hallii)
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Mountain Mahogony Swirls
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Monarda fistulosa with Hyles lineata
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Matted Saxifrage
(Saxifraga austromontana)
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