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Aquilegia Number 45.1 Winter 2021

Featured Story
Those Pesky Weeds: A Short History of the Medicinal, the Noxious,
and the Edible Non-native Plants BY MARY MENZ ....................................................................................... 4
Research and Reports
Establishing Native Plants in an Orchard to Enhance Ecological Systems BY EMILY LOCKARD........................... 6
Columns
Conservation Corner: Through the Loupe to the Landscape: Biodiversity from an
Ecological Perspective BY SIENNA WESSEL ................................................................................................ 10
Garden Natives: The Woody Artemisias: Leaf Morphology and Physiology
Part 2 of a Series BY JIM BORLAND ............................................................................................................ 14
Pollinator Power: Not All Bees Are Created Equal: Honeybee Apiaries on Public Lands and
Consequences for Native Plants BY ELLIE STEVENSON ............................................................................... 16
Poetry: Love of Life BY ARTHUR CLIFFORD ........................................................................................................ 19
In Memoriam: Gayle Weinstein BY JIM BORLAND AND RICK BRUNE ........................................................................ 26
In Memoriam: Jim Fuchs .......................................................................................................................... 27
Can You ID these Seedheads? BY MARLENE BORNEMAN ................................................................................ 31

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Aquilegia Number 44.4 Fall 2020

Stories, Columns and Research Reports

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Stephen H. Long’s Expedition. Part 4 of 4:
Noteworthy Species from the Arkansas River Valley to the Colorado–New Mexico Border.................BY MIKE KINTGEN AND JEN TOEWS.....Page 12
Front and Center: A Suburban Yard Makeover................................................................................................BY JENNIFER BOUSSELOT........................Page 17
Canyon Call BY LORAINE YEATTSConservation Corner: Ecological Services of Weeds........................BY JOHN C. VICKERY................................ Page 21
Garden Natives: The Woody Artemisias: An Introduction to the Species..................................................BY JIM BORLAND.......................................Page 25
Poetry: Datura........................................................................................................................................................BY LOUISE WILDEMAN..............................Page 20
Restoration Roundup: Transforming an Existing Growing Space into an Ethnobotany Garden...........BY MARY MENZ..........................................Page 24
Lichens and Spruce Beetle Disturbance: Maybe It isn’t so Bad After All....................................................BY ANNA FREUNDLICH & EMILY HOLT..Page 25

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Aquilegia Number 44.3 Summer 2020

Stories, Columns and Research Reports

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Stephen H. Long’s Expedition. Part 3 of 4:
The Ascent of Pikes Peak and Noteworthy Species Found.......................................................BY MIKE KINTGEN AND JEN TOEWS .........Page 12
Diné Bih Naniseh Bah Haneeh: Navajo Ethnobotanical Teachings..........................................BY ARNOLD CLIFFORD....................................Page 16
Basic Botany: All Life Depends on Plants......................................................................................BY DERYN DAVIDSON......................................Page 20
Conservation Corner: Reintroduction of Wolves to Colorado:
Could This Affect Our Native Plant Communities?.....................................................................BY JOHN EMERICK ...........................................Page 21
Poetry: Basal Rosettes.....................................................................................................................BY ARTHUR CLIFFORD ....................................Page 23
Garden Natives: Aspen for the Landscape...................................................................................BY JIM BORLAND ..............................................Page 24
Tips from the Pros: Still Seeing Mulch Years Later? Plant More..............................................BY BENJAMIN VOGT.........................................Page 25

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Aquilegia 2020 Spring Volume 44-2

Featured Stories
Celebrating the Bicentennial of Stephen H. Long’s Expedition. Part 2 of 4: Noteworthy Species Found
Along Colorado’s Front Range BY MIKE KINTGEN AND JEN TOEWS
From Desert Dust to Mountain Snow to Desert Plants: Observations on the
Complexity of Native Plants BY MICHAEL REMKE
Cultivating Connections Through Nature Journaling BY HEIDI SKIBA
Nature Journaling Resources BY MARY MENZ

Columns
Conservation Corner: Urban Prairies Project: Habitat Restoration and
Community Health BY AMY YARGER
Garden Natives: The Rockbound Rose: Cliffrose (Purshia stansburiana) BY JIM BORLAND
Restoration Roundup: Boulder’s Goose Creek Channel Improvement Project BY KARISSA COURTNEY
Poetry: Memoriam BY ARTHUR CLIFFORD

 

 

 

Research and Reports
Limber Pine Abundance and Ecological Role in Four Treeline Communities in
Rocky Mountain National Park BY LAUREL A. SINDEWALD, ERIC R. NEUMEYER, AND DIANA F. TOMBACK
Alpine Plant Recovery from Heavy Trampling on a Colorado Fourteener BY BY RACHEL KREBMedia Reviews
Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard
by Douglas W. Tallamy, PhD REVIEW BY SUZANNE DINGWELL

New Publications in the CoNPS Bookstore
News, Events, and Announcements
Committee Reports
CoNPS Webinars
In Memoriam: Jack L. Carter
In Memoriam: William A. Weber
Can You Match Flowers and Fruits? BY JIM PISAROWICZ

 

Aquilegia 2020 Winter Volume 44-1

Featured Stories
Celebrating the Bicentennial of Stephen H. Long’s Expedition. Part 1 of 4: An Introduction to the Voyage
and Noteworthy Species from the Colorado Border to the Rockies BY MIKE KINTGEN AND JEN TOEWS
Changes in the Colorado Alpine: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly BY TIM SEASTEDT

Columns
Conservation Corner: Front Range Physocarpus and the Eastern Woodland-Prairie Element BY AUDREY SPENCER
Garden Natives: A Coreopsis Lookalike—Greenthread (Thelesperma filifolium) BY JIM BORLAND
Restoration Roundup: From High Desert Scrub to Colorado Native Plant Garden BY JUDY KENNEDY
Poetry: Earthly Bride BY ARTHUR CLIFFORD

 

Research and Reports
Prelude to a Spritz: Characterization of a Riparian Cottonwood Forest Prior to Flooding by the Chatfield Storage Reallocation Project BY ASHLEY PURCELL AND ERIN K. BISSELL
Documenting the Insect and Microbial Communities that Utilize Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii Nutt.) to Inform Conservation Management BY RACHAEL SITZ AND MELISSA SCHREINER

Media Reviews
The Cactus Plot Murder in the High Desert by Vicky Rannkka REVIEW BY SHIRLEY NILSON
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben REVIEW BY JACK CARTER

News and Announcements
Ackerfield Named Head Curator of DBG Natural History Collections
Chapter Events
CoNPS Workshops
Cross-Pollination Events
Can You ID these Seedheads? BY KELLY AMBLER

 

 

Aquilegia 2019 Fall Volume 43-4

Featured Stories
2019 Colorado Rare Plant Symposium: Botanists Share Tales of Summer Field Work BY LISA TASKER
2019 CoNPS Annual Conference: Here’s What You Missed
Conference Presentations
Lifetime Achievement Award
Field Trips
Photo Contest
A Taste of Place: Colorado Breweries Celebrating Colorado Native Plants BY JEN TOEWS

Columns
Conservation Corner: Colorado Takes the Lead in Protecting Alpine Plants in
North America BY JENNIFER NEALE
Garden Natives: The Obscure and Ignoble Two-Grooved Milkvetch BY JIM BORLAND
Restoration Roundup: Northern Chapter Completes Fall Planting at
River’s Edge Natural Area in Loveland BY NAN H. DANIELS
Poetry: Ode to an Inconspicuous Flower BY ELIZABETH BLAKER

 

 

 

 

Research and Reports
Shoot Production in the Rare Alpine Calciphile, Saussurea weberi Hultén:
Insights into Its Population Dynamics BY RON ABBOTT
The Importance of Local Variation for the Conservation of Rare Plants BY MEGAN PETERSON
Book Review: What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing
REVIEW BY MARY MENZ

News and Announcements
Chapter Events
CoNPS Workshops
Cross-Pollination Events
Support CoNPS on Colorado Gives Day!
Apply Now for Marr and Steinkamp Research Grants

 

 

Aquilegia 2019 Summer Volume 43-3

2019 Annual Conference 16TH Annual Colorado Rare Plant Symposium 
43RD Annual CoNPS Conference Schedule
Speakers and Presentations
Sunday Field Trips
Lodging, Restaurants, and Maps
Silent Auction and Photo Contest
Registration

Featured Stories
Autumn Foliage Colors in Colorado BY DAVID LEE
Columns Botany Basics: Plants and Pollinators BY LENORE MITCHELL
Conservation Corner: A Case for Preserving A River’s Natural Character BY MAGGIE GADDIS
Garden Natives: Involving the Senses: The Allure of the Chocolate Flower BY JIM BORLAND Restoration Roundup: Increase Seeding Success with Local Native Seed BY ERICA COOPER
Poetry: Children of the Field BY ARTHUR CLIFFORD
In Memorium: Eleanor Ann Von Bargon BY LORAINE YEATTS

 

 

 

Research and Reports
Aquilegia coerulea and the Evolution of the Spurless Mutant var. daileyae BYZAC CABIN

News and Announcements
Committee Updates

2019 Event Calendar CoNPS Workshops
Chapter Events
CoNPS Field trips
Cross-Pollination Events

Media Review
Wildflower Identification Apps BY KELLY AMBLER

Can You ID these Flowers? BY BOB LAGIER

Aquilegia 2019 Spring Volume 43-2

Featured Stories
Gardening to Attract Hummingbirds in Colorado BY MARCELLA FREMGEN AND SHERYL RADOVICH
Arizona Broomrape Found in Western Colorado BY JIM PISAROWICZ
A Penstemon Primer BY MIKE KINTGEN
How Native is Native Enough? The Argument between Natives and Nativars BY ANN GRANT

Columns
Botany Basics: A Lexicon of Plant Terms BY ANN GRANT
Conservation Corner: A Tale of Two Wildflowers BY SUZANNE DINGWELL
Garden Natives: Gambel Oak's Last Stand BY JIM BORLAND
Plant Profile: Fendler’s Cliffbush BY JUDY KENNEDY
Restoration Roundup: Report from the High Altitude Revegetation Conference by the Society for
Ecological Restoration BY SUE DINGWELL
Poetry: Little Woman BY ARTHUR CLIFFORD

Member Profile: Aquilegia Volunteers

 

 

Research and Reports
Climate Change on the Rocks BY RICHIE HUM

News and Announcements
CSU Announces Endowment to Herbarium2019 Event Calendar
Committee Updates
CoNPS Workshops
Chapter Events
CoNPS Field trips
Cross-Pollination Events
In Memorium: Dexter Hess BY FRAN PANNEBAKER

Can You ID these Tiny Flowers? BY JAY AUSTIN

Aquilegia 2019 Winter Volume 43-1

Featured Stories
Lost Flower is Found Again: Campanula aparinoides by ELIZABETH TAYLOR
The Relationship between Native Plants and Their Native Pollinators by SUSAN CARTER
Trampling of Alpine Vegetation at Hoosier Ridge by MIKE KINTGEN

Columns
Botany Basics: How Photosynthesis Works by DAVID JULIE
Conservation Corner: Pawnee National Grasslands: An Important Conservation Area
for Colorado’s Biodiversity by CRYSTAL COGAR
Garden Natives: Sphaeralcea coccinea, Scarlet Globemallow by JIM BORLAND
Restoration Roundup: Rebuilding the Dolores River Riparian Corridor
with Native Plants by DAVID VARNER
Poetry: Seasonal Union by ARTHUR CLIFFORD
Member Profile: Board of Directors by LENORE MITCHELL

 

 

 

Research and Reports
Notable New Caryophyllaceae of the Southern Rocky Mountains by MATHEW T. SHARPLES

News and Announcements
Year-end Committee Reports

2019 Event Calendar
Chapter Meetings
CoNPS Workshops
Cross-Pollination Events
In Memorium: Donald Lavern Hazlett

Media Review
Can You ID these Plants and Pollinators? by JAN GORSKI

 

Aquilegia 2018 Fall Volume 42-5

Featured Stories

Colorado Rare Plant Symposium: The Year in Review by Lisa Tasker
2018 Annual Conference: Here’s What You Missed by Kelly Ambler
Appreciating 100 Years of a Remarkable Life: William A. Weber and the People Who Influenced Him by Jan Loechell Turner

Columns
Botany Basics: Plants. What Good are They? by Lenore Mitchell
Conservation Corner: Ten Native Plants for a Stunning Ethnobotanic Garden by Kevin Healey
Garden Natives: Western or Alderleaf Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia by Jim Borland
Restoration Roundup: Restoration Masters Volunteer Program
and the Urban Prairies Project by Allison Hamm
Member Profile: Norma Grigs by Lenore Mitchell
Poetry: Hide and Seek of Seasons by Arthur Clifford

 

 

 

Research and Reports
More Than Just a Dandelion: Niche Differentiation and Reproduction of Native Taraxacum
Species in the Mosquito Range of Colorado by Austin Lynn

News and Announcements
Chapter Reports
Lichens Featured in Southwest Chapter’s Final Field Trip of the Season

Event Calendar
Chapter Meetings, Workshops, Field Trips
Cross Pollination Events
Border Crossing: Native Plants in New Mexico by Kelly Ambler

Aquilegia 2018 Summer Volume 42-4

Featured Stories
Competition on the Prairie: Pollinators and Their Roles in the Landscape by David Julie
The Hedgehogs: Irresistible Cacti, An Essay by Panayoti Kelaidis
In Memorium: Ron Hartman

Columns
Botany Basics by Lenore Mitchell
Conservation Corner by Connie Clem
Garden Natives by Jim Borland
Member Profile by Lenore Mitchell

 

 

Research and Reports
Evaluation of Wild Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) Genetic Diversity
Stuck on Cacti: Cactus Workshop Attendees Find Many Species in Bloom by Mary Menz
Spring Workshops a Hit with Members by Lauren Kurtz
RMBL Field Station Reports Early Blooms by David Inouye

News and Announcements
Chapter Reports
Committee Reports
Event Calendar
Chapter Meetings, Workshops, Field Trips
Cross Pollination Events
New Books and Media
Fall Native Plant Sale

Aquilegia 2018 Annual Conference Vol 42-3

Knowledge, Advocacy and Change: 
Conference Information and Maps
15th Annual Colorado Rare Plant Symposium
42nd Annual Conference Schedule
Speakers and Presentations
Field Trips
Lodging and Restaurants
Registration
Photo Contest
Silent Auction
Plant Sale

Aquilegia Spring 2018 Vol 42-2

Featured Stories: 
The High Line Canal Trail: Some History and Botanical Mystery
In Memorium:  Emily L. Hartman
Ethics and Protocols of Plant Collecting

Columns:
Botany Basics
Conservation Corner
Garden Natives
Plant Profile
Restoration Roundup
Member Profile

Research and Reports:
Biological Soil Crusts
Relevant Reading
Marr and Steinkamp Awards
Book Review: Climate-Wise Landscaping, Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future
Help Inventory Native Plants at Sandstone Ranch

News and Announcements:
Chapter Reports
Committee Reports
Event Calendar
Cross Pollination Events

Name that Plant

Aquilegia Winter 2018 Vol 42-1

Featured Story:  Super Bloom: Journey into Desert Gold
Columns:
Botany Basics
Conservation Corner
Plant Profile
Restoration Roundup
Member Profile

Research and Reports

Reflections on CoNPS Free-List Data
Working Together: CoNPS Members join w/Black Canyon Audubon Society
Review:  Science Article - An Integrated Assessment of the Vascular Plant Species
of the Americas
New Reporting Tool for Noxious Weeds
The People and Pollinator's Summit, A Summary

Aquilegia Fall 2017 Volume 41-5

Columns

        Rare Plant Symposium Summary
        Revisiting the 2017 Annual Conference
        Field Trip Reports
        Photo Contest Winners
        Conservation Corner:  Native Plant Conservation Campaign
        Book and Film Review:  New Online Water Efficiency Film                                            

 

 

Articles

        The Awkward Relationship between Homo sapiens and Planet Earth
        A Day in the Life of a Native Seed Collector
        Boulder Area Garden Tour Delighted Attendees
        Upcoming Events
        New Member Profile
        Obituaries

 

Aquilegia Summer 2017, Volume 41-4

Columns                                                        

News & Announcements
Book Review "Crow Planet" & Announcement                                               
Botanicum absurdum                              
CoNPS Calendar

 

Articles                                                        

40th Anniversary Celebration: 2016 CoNPS Annual Conference
CoNPS Founders & Early Members                                               
Selected Talks & Abstracts of Lightning & Poster Sessions                                     
Conference & Field Trip Photos 2016
Rare Plant Symposium 2016 Report
A CoNPS Cache
Founding Dates of Native Plant Societies of the US
2017 Denver Area Garden Tour
2017 Western Slope Spring Festival

 

Aquilegia Annual Conference 2017, Volume 41-3

Articles                                                        

2017 Annual Rare Plant Symposium                                               
2017 CoNPS Annual Conference                                       
Speakers and Abstracts
Field Trips
Silent Auction
Election of at-Large Board of Directors
Tribute to Charlie and Jan Turner
Book Review by Jack Carter "Environmental Ethics"

 

 

Aquilegia Spring 2017 Volume 41-2

Columns                                                        

News & Announcements                                              
Workshops                                       
Field Trips
Conservation Corner:  The Botany Bill
Book Reviews
Membership Form
Calendar
Botanicum absurdum

 

Articles

Western Slope Festival
2016 CoNPS Annual Report
Velma Richards, 1917-2017
Award-Winning Native Plant Selections from Plant Select
Cinquefoils at the Elkhorn Study Area
Revegetation Projects Introduce Two New Penstemon Species

Winter 2016-2017 Volume 41 No. 1 Contents

Columns                                                          

News & Announcements                                              
Letter to the Editor                                      
Workshops
Chapter Programs & Field Trips
Conservation Corner: Conserving Colorado’s Native Plants
Garden Natives
Book Reviews

 

Articles

40 Years of Progress in Pollination Biology
Return of the Native: Colorado Native Plants in Horticulture
Climate Change and Columbines
The Ute Learning and Ethnobotany Garden
The Urban Prairies Project

Fall 2016 Volume 40 No. 4 Contents

Chapter Programs5
Workshops
News & Announcements
Wildscaping Ambassador Program
Harlequin’s Gardens & the Boulder County Land Use Dept
Jobs & Grant Announcements
Volunteer Voices
Membership Form
Calenda

 

Articles

Conservation Corner: Conifers at the Crossroads by Renee Galeano-Popp
Marr Research Grant Report: High Country Violets by Ross McCauley
Geobotany and the Wildflower Capitol by Tom Zeiner
The UP Native Plant Program on the Western Slope by Kathy See

Spring 2016 Volume 40 No. 3 Contents

Columns

News & Announcements
Conservation Corner: Agencies & Organizations
Grow Natives
Book and Media Reviews

Articles

eColorado Native Plant Appreciation Week
Tass Kelso: Tributes
Dr. Arthur Kruckeberg - Obituary
Superbloom at Rabbit Valley
CoNPS 2016 Annual Conference & CO Rare Plant Symposium
Forty Years of CoNPS History
Steinkamp Research Report: Regarding DeBeque Phacelia's Taxonomic Synonymy
Zen & the Art of Wildflower Science

 

 

Articles (continued)

    Crowded Parks
    CoNPS Garden Tours
    Volunteers Make a Difference
    Eastern Slope News & Articles
       Browns Canyon Bioblitz
       Ute Indian Prayer Trees
    Western Slope News & Articles
       Bioblitz in the West: Plateau Chapter
       Grizzly Peak Research Natural Area
       Learning Field Techniques in Sagebrush Country
       Amazing Weekend at RMBL

 

 

Annual Conference 2016 Volume 40 No. 2 Contents

Rare Plant Symposium
CoNPS Reception & Special Tours
CoNPS Annual Conference Speakers and Abstracts
40th Annual Conference Anniversary Party
Annual Conference Field Trips

 

 

 

Winter 2016 Volume 40 No. 1 Contents

Field Trips & Chapter Events
Summer Field Seminars
Workshops
News & Announcements
Articles
     The Year in Review: 2015
     Photographic Report on Dr. Tony Reznicek's Carex Workshop
     How to Use the New CoNPS Website
     Rudolf Schmid: Rudi's Retirement Saddens Botanical Bibliophiles
     Floristic Inventory at theShambhala Mountain Center

 

 

Columns
Conservation Corner: Stream Restoration After the 2013 Floods
Garden Natives
Book and Media Reviews
Calendar
Botanicum Absurdicum

Fall 2015 Volume 39 No. 4 Contents

News and Announcements
Board Meeting Summary
Workshops and Fall Programs
Articles:
Report on the 2015 Colorado Rare Plant Symposium
Summaries of the 2015 CoNPS Annual Conference Lectures
Field Trip Photos

Award Winners Jack & Martha Carter
Award Winner Vickey Trammell
Award Winner Mo Ewing
Holiday Shopping at the CoNPS Bookstore
Calendar

Summer 2015 Volume 39 No. 3 Contents

Conference Update News & Announcements
Board Meeting Summary
Articles: New Lichen Species in Boulder
              The Lakes at Centerra
               Exceptional Paleobotany of S. Colorado
               Phenology: Nature’s Calendar
               Treasure Hunting in the Black Forest
Columns: Garden Natives
                  Conservation Corner: The Phenological Adventures of Mo Ewing
Book & Media Reviews
Field Trips, Workshops, Calendar

2015 Annual Conference Special Issue Volume 39 No. 2 Contents

Annual Rare Plant Symposium
Colorado Native Plant Society Annual Conference Speakers and Abstracts
Annual Meeting Field Trips
Registration Form
Restaurants in Golden
Lodging in Golden
Election of at-large Board of Directors

Spring 2015 Volume 39 No. 1 Contents

James Lauritz Reveal (1941 – 2015): Tribute by Noel Holmgren
Summer Field Trips
Workshops
Ackerfield’s Flora of Colorado Will Be Printed!
Construction has Begun on the Education Center at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens by Nanette Kuich and Nicola Ripley
Conservation Corner: The Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative’s Rare Alpine Plant Project, by Ginni Greer
CoNPS Supports House Bill 15-1006, to establish a grant program to manage invasive Russian olive and tamarisk
Southern Rockies Seed Network and CoNPS Cross Pollinate, by John Giordanengo
Conservation Committee Brainstorming Meeting – February 6, 2015
Aquilegia coerulea var daileyea Locations
SOIL NOT OIL, a poem by Mikl Brawne

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