Colorado Native Plant Society
a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge,
appreciation and conservation of native plants and
habitats of Colorado through education,
stewardship and advocacy



Ophir pass tall mountain chiming blue bells (photo by Carol McGowan)
CoNPS 2020 Photo Contest, Tied for1st Place, Landscape Category


Upcoming Events

Scholarships to all CoNPS Events are available.

On February 8, 2020 the CoNPS
Board of Directors Approved
the Final Version of Our New Strategic Plan
It Can Be Viewed Here

Aquilegia Subscriptions Now Available
to Non-members

You don't need to be a member in order to receive our full-color quarterly magazine.  Aquilegia is packed with feature stories about Colorado's native plants and landscapes, current conservation issues, research reports, native plant gardens and gardening and restoration techniques and issues. The magazine is filled with gorgeous photos of Colorado's plants and landscapes, poetry and even comics.  A one-year subscription is $30 for non-members, $20 for members. Subscribe here today!

Thanks to all for your participation and support!

Those of you who registered for the Conference can expect to get your recorded versions of the talks with the next two to three weeks. 

All of the donors to our Virtual Auction have been informed of the names and addresses of the winning bidders for each of the items they had in the auction. Everyone should receive the things they bid on within two weeks at the most! Please contact the office if you are missing anything you thought you had won. We raised over $2,000 for CoNPS in the auction this year, thanks, everyone, for your generous donations and bids! 


Native Grasses

Grasses! These important native plants can be so hard to identify. Here's your chance to learn the easy way from Dr. Maggie Gaddis.
Maggie, president of our Southeast Chapter, has just added two fabulous new videos to our website, Grassland Ecology
and Grass ID. Maggie is an accomplished teacher with a relaxed style - you will be an expert before you know it!

Check it out: Colorado Native Plant Society, Southeast Chapter


See the CoNPS 2020 Photo Contest Winners HERE






CoNPS 2020 1st place photo Contest Winner: Arctic Gentian (Gentianodes algida) (photo by Floyd Wright)

CoNPS Publishes the 3rd Edition of
Common Southwestern Native Plants
by Jack Carter, Martha Carter, Donna Stevens and Jennifer Bousselot
The third edition has been revised and expanded to include nearly 200 plants native to the southwestern United States, with a primary focus on the most common plants of the lower elevations of the four corners states. It is an ideal book for beginning hikers and experienced plant lovers alike. Jack accurately points out that it is so colorful (thanks to several CoNPS photographers!) and well formatted that it can be used as a coffee table book. The Carters have generously donated this book to CoNPS and the Terra Foundation paid for publishing so the proceeds will benefit CoNPS. Individual books can be purchased for $25 + shipping through the online CoNPS Bookstore. Wholesale orders ($12 each in multiples of 5 or a case of 16) can be made by contacting

Go to CoNPS Photo winners to see winners from 2012 - 2020

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