Recent Notices:

New - Common Wetlands Plants of the Edmonton Area brochure

Available from ENPG for $2.00 and from the Wildbird General Store, 4712 99 St.

A list of common, sedges, grasses and rushes of the Edmonton area.

click to download

Recommended Reading - a book review by Patsy Cotterill

Nature in Fragments .pdf
click to download
Butterfly ID - The Edmonton and Area Land Trust has released a Butterfly Identification Guide to help visitors to EALT Conservation Lands identify common butterflies on their properties. 
This brochure aims to spark interest in butterfly species and conservation and outlines how you can help protect important butterfly habitat and where you can learn more.
The free brochure is available on the EALT website:  Butterfly_ID_Guide.pdf
New free e-book!
Common Coulee Plants of Southern Alberta
John Bain, University of Lethbridge biology professor, and June Flanagan, Lethbridge botanist, author and photographer, teamed up to revise Job Kuijt’s popular guide to some of our most beautiful and interesting native prairie plants in this new full colour electronic edition.
Download your free copy and discover what’s blooming in southern Alberta this season!
Free download is made available by the University of Lethbridge Herbarium courtesy of the University of Lethbridge Library

Wildflowers of Edmonton brochure

Common Wildflowers of the Edmonton Area.

Available for $2.00 at:
Wildbird General Store
4712-99 Street,
Earth's General Store
9605-82 Avenue, Edmonton
Nature Alberta
3rd Floor, Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Arch Greenhouse
3151-97 St.

ENPG has a Facebook page

Special Note!!! Wild Blue Clematis Recall!!

Would anyone who bought a Wild Blue Clematis plant at any ENPG sale this past season, please contact

There was a mix-up in seed and we may have unwittingly sold what may not be blue clematis, as well as the proper native one. We would like to ensure you have the correct species.

Please accept our apologies, and get in touch.


August 7, Sunday - Fort Saskatchewan Prairie Pizza Party - Many hands make light work (and in the case of weed management, effective work)! Patsy Cotterill is planning a work session at the Prairie, weather permitting.  Weed, transplant and take a short walk in the Prairie before relaxing, eating pizza and socializing at the Lions’ Trout Pond facility just down the road from the Prairie. Please let me know whether you are plan to come so I can organize the work and, more importantly, know how much pizza to order! (I will also provide water and possibly some pop, but bring your own drinks if you wish.)
I recommend sturdy footwear as ants are ubiquitous in the Prairie, as well as bug spray in case of an uprising by mosquitoes. Bring garden implements if you have them, e.g., spades, rakes, and small diggers. If anyone can bring a portable wheelbarrow, that would help. 
If the weather is bad – clouds fine, heavy rain, thunderstorms or heat wave above 30oC  not – I will cancel. Contact me at to register or for the latest information. Please park in the adjacent subdivision or in the Lions’ parking lot (see map and directions).
Thanks and hope to see you.
Time: 2 to 5 pm
August 10, Wednesday or August 13, Saturday - Invitation to participate: City of Edmonton Environmental Sensitivities Project WorkshopsWith the objective of protecting, understanding and restoring ecological networks within the City of Edmonton, the City and Solstice Canada are assembling data and testing spatial models that will allow planners, City departments, the public, and other levels of government to consider sustainability of the biophysical assets within the City in future planning and land development decisions. Space is limited to a maximum of 28 per workshop, so please RSVP by August 3, 2016. Please contact of further information or to register. Attendance and location will be confirmed closer to the dates.
Workshop #1: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 9 am to noon
Workshop #2: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 10 am to 1 pm.

... is a monthly e-newsletter sent out by ENPG, that focuses on gardening with native plants. There is a list of up-coming events, news, one or two articles, and a 'Wildflower of the Month'.
Wildflower News - August 2016.pdf
click to download
Want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden? Here's a list of native plants adapted from Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies by The Xerces Society.
The book is available from the ENPG Library.
Pollen and Nectar Plants Table _1.pdf
click to download

ENPG activities

Here is a look at some of what we've done in the last couple of years - ENPG's take on an annual report!

Ignore the "Dropbox Sign in..." and be patient. It is a LARGE file!

ENPG 2014 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2013 activities.pdf
click to download
ENG 2012 Activities.pdf
click to download
Edmonton Native Plant Group has published Go Wild, a book on 'Easy to Grow Native Prairie Wildflowers and Grasses'.
You can also check out the different plants here, on our website.
Check out the index to search for a specific plant.


ENG has a number of books, magazines and other publications on native plants and related subjects that are available for borrowing.

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