Colorado Native Plant Society

Dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of Colorado's native plants and habitats.

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Plants and Habitats

Vegetation Zones, Plant Communities
Flowering Plants, Bryophytes
Lichens, Ferns & Fungi

Field Trip Inventories & Plant Keys
Herbaria & Native Plant Websites

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Events

Garden Tours & Native Plant Sales
Workshops & Field Seminars
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Programs
2023 Annual Conference will be in the San Luis Valley
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Native Plant Gardening

Choosing Plants for Your Garden
Where to Purchase Native Plants
Citizen Science Gardening Projects
Phenology – Pollinators
Native Plant Master Program
Using Plants in Restoration

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Chapters

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Chapter Information
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Botanical Information

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Citizen Science Projects
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Aquilegia Magazine

CoNPS’ Aquilegia Magazine was first published in January 1977 after the first CoNPS board meeting.  The magazine has been published quarterly from that date to the present.  In 2013 the magazine’s editor Jan Turner moved from the previous printed black and white format to a full-color on-line edition through our CoNPS website.  Limited copies were still printed with a color cover only for members who preferred a printed copy.

Members have FREE access to digital subscriptions after logging in. Print copies are available to everyone for $20.

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Colorado Landscapes

 

Annual Photo Contest

 

The 2023 Annual Conference Photo Contest is completed and the winners are in.  The 2024 Annual Photo Contest will begin next summer.  Start taking your photos today to get a heads start.

Photo Contest Winners 2012 – 2023

Since 2012 CoNPS has run a photo contest for our members at our Annual Conference.  In 2012 we had one category, just for native plant photos.  Over the years we have added additional categories in landscapes, artistic, garden photos and plants & wildlife.  All the previous contest-winning photos can be seen here.

A close-up photo of plane-leaf willow catkins
a photo of a mass of claret cup cactus flowers

Aquilegia Magazine

CoNPS’ Aquilegia Magazine was first published in January 1977 after the first CoNPS board meeting.  The magazine has been published quarterly from that date to the present.  In 2013 the magazine’s editor Jan Turner moved from the previous printed black and white format to a full-color on-line edition through our CoNPS website.  Limited copies were still printed with a color cover only for members who preferred a printed copy.

Due to popular demand CoNPS began printing a full-color edition in 2021 for an annual subscription of $20 and 2021 non-members were offered an annual subscription for $30.

a landscape photo with masses of lanceleaf tickseed

Colorado Landscapes
and
Iconic Places

 

A close-up photo of plane-leaf willow catkins

Annual Photo Contest

The 2023 CoNPS Annual Conference Photo Contest starts here on August 7!

Entries will be accepted from CoNPS members from August 1 through September 12.  Photos will be judged by CoNPS members prior to the CoNPS Annual Conference by online voting right here.  Winners will be chosen in five categories and $50 awards will be given in each category.

So enter your most beautiful photos, and vote on your favorites by clicking here.

Photo Contest Winners 2012 – 2022

Since 2012 CoNPS has run a photo contest for our members at our Annual Conference.  In 2012 we had one category, just for native plant photos.  Over the years we have added additional categories in landscapes, artistic, garden photos and plants & wildlife.  All the previous contest-winning photos can be seen here.

a photo of a mass of claret cup cactus flowers

Aquilegia Magazine

CoNPS’ Aquilegia Magazine was first published in January 1977 after the first CoNPS board meeting.  The magazine has been published quarterly from that date to the present.  In 2013 the magazine’s editor Jan Turner moved from the previous printed black and white format to a full-color on-line edition through our CoNPS website.  Limited copies were still printed with a color cover only for members who preferred a printed copy.

Due to popular demand CoNPS began printing a full-color edition in 2021 for an annual subscription of $20 and 2021 non-members were offered an annual subscription for $30.

a landscape photo with masses of lanceleaf tickseed

Colorado Landscapes
and
Iconic Places

 

A close-up photo of plane-leaf willow catkins

Annual Photo Contest

The 2023 CoNPS Annual Conference Photo Contest starts here on August 7!

Entries will be accepted from CoNPS members from August 1 through September 12.  Photos will be judged by CoNPS members prior to the CoNPS Annual Conference by online voting right here.  Winners will be chosen in five categories and $50 awards will be given in each category.

So enter your most beautiful photos, and vote on your favorites by clicking here.

Photo Contest Winners 2012 – 2022

Since 2012 CoNPS has run a photo contest for our members at our Annual Conference.  In 2012 we had one category, just for native plant photos.  Over the years we have added additional categories in landscapes, artistic, garden photos and plants & wildlife.  All the previous contest-winning photos can be seen here.

CoNPS Blog

Enter here to read our CoNPS blog.  We cover all manner of subject matter regarding the wonderful plants and plant communities in Colorado.

CoNPS Store

Native Plant Books
Gardening Books
Aquilegia Subscription
CDs and DVDs

CoNPS Grants

CoNPS awards grants to organizations and individuals that support research, education, and other activities promoting and protecting native plants.