Colorado Native Plants and Habitats

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Welcome to the Colorado Native Plant Society.

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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Chapters

Find a Chapter Near You
Chapter Information
Projects
Botanical Information

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Events

2022 Annual Conference
Garden Tours & Native Plant Sales
Workshops & Field Seminars
Webinars
Programs
Field Trips

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Volunteer

Citizen Science Projects
Committee Projects
Website Volunteers

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

WHAT'S NEW

Announcements

New Additions to the Website

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Join US

Other ways to Support CoNPS

Sign up for Amazon Smile, choose CoNPS as your non-profit and 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to us!

Donate

Join US

Other ways to Support CoNPS

Sign up for Amazon Smile, choose CoNPS as your non-profit and 0.5% of your purchases will be donated to us!

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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.

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.

photo of snow capped mountains and orange-leaved aspens in the valley

Colorado Landscapes

 

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.

Annual Photo Contest

The 2023 CoNPS Annual Conference Photo Contest will begin next summer and entries will be much appreciated, so gather your best photos for next year.  Entries and voting will happen here.

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.

photo of snow capped mountains and orange-leaved aspens in the valley

Colorado Landscapes
and
Iconic Places

 

Photo Contest Winners 2012 – 2021

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.

Annual Photo Contest

The 2022 CoNPS Annual Conference Photo Contest will begin next summer and entries will be much appreciated, so gather your best photos for next year.  Entries and voting will happen here.

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.

photo of snow capped mountains and orange-leaved aspens in the valley

Colorado Landscapes
and
Iconic Places

 

Photo Contest Winners 2012 – 2021

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.

Annual Photo Contest

The 2022 CoNPS Annual Conference Photo Contest will begin next summer and entries will be much appreciated, so gather your best photos for next year.  Entries and voting will happen 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.