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The mission of the Native Plant Master Program is to educate the public about native plants in order to foster stewardship, sustainable landscaping and management of weeds that threaten native ecosystems.

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Native Plant Resources

Native Plant Master Field Course from CSU Extension

Colorado Plant Database by Native Plant Master Program

Colorado State University Extension

Guide to Poisonous Plants Database by CSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Native Grasses for Colorado Landscape

Native Herbaceous Perennials for Colorado Landscapes

Native Plant Guides:

Native Plant Reference List

Native Plant Vendors

Native Shrubs for Colorado Landscapes

Native Trees for Colorado Landscapes


Flora of Colorado, 2nd Edition, Botanical Research Institute of Texas

Pollination and Floral Ecology, Princeton University Press


Botanic Electronic Information Sites

Flora of North America

Garden Smart Colorado Booklet

Jefferson County Open Space Parks & Maps

Natural History Electronic Journals, Newsletters, and Monographic Series


Plant Biology News

Tips for Growing Native Plants

Related Organizations

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Boulder County Nature Association

Canotia, published by the Arizona State University Vascular Plant Herbarium

Center for Plant Conservation

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

Rocky Mountain Wild

Society for Ecological Restoration

Society of Systematic Biologists

The Botanical Society of America

USDA Forest Service: Celebrating Wildflowers

Special Partners

Colorado Native Plant Society (CoNPS) – CoNPS offers a discounted first-time membership to any NPM course graduate. This is a one-time offer and applies to all counties in Colorado with a NPM program. The offer is good for one month after the last session of the NPM course. Contact with your course title, county and date of the last session.

Colorado Natural Heritage Program

Colorado Weed Management Association

Jeffco Parks

Lookout Mountain Nature Center