Plants and Allies


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Trees and Shrubs


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This is a new tree identification tool developed by Columbia University, University of Maryland and the Smithsonian and with Canadian input.  Leaf photos shot on camera-enabled mobile devices facilitate in-field identification of plants.

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Guide to the Common Native Trees and Shrubs of Alberta

This is a PDF provided by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development illustrating examples of Alberta’s 12 vegetation types.

Mushrooms of Alberta

These 221photos with identification include many local species.

Orchids of Lakeland

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Includes photos of most of the orchids commonly found in the Athabasca region

Alberta Native Plant Council



Alberta Native Plant Council, Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta (Edmonton, University of Alberta Press, 2001)

Kershaw, L., Johnson, D., MacKinnon, A. and Pojar, J.,  Plants of the Western Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland (Edmonton, Lone Pine Publishing, 2001)

Kathleen Wilkinson, Trees and Shrubs of Alberta (Edmonton, Lone Pine Publishing, 1990)

These three classic reference books are still available through and other booksellers.