Learn about the Plants of Alberta

Aspen Poplar
Common name: Aspen Poplar
Scientfic name: Populus tremuloides
Also known as: trembling aspenClick here for more information

Bearberry
Common name: Bearberry
Scientfic name: Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Also known as: kinnikinnickClick here for more information

Bunchberry
Common name: Bunchberry
Scientfic name: Cornus canadensis
Also known as: crackerberry, dwarf cornelClick here for more information

Choke Cherry
Common name: Choke Cherry
Scientfic name: Prunus virginianaClick here for more information

Cloudberry
Common name: Cloudberry
Scientfic name: Rubus chamaemorus L
Also known as: bake-apple, salmonberryClick here for more information

Common Purple Lilac
Common name: Common Purple Lilac
Scientfic name: Syringa vulgarisClick here for more information

Cranberry/Partridgeberry
Common name: Cranberry/Partridgeberry
Scientfic name: Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Also known as: lowbush cranberry, lingonberryClick here for more information

Dandelion
Common name: Dandelion
Scientfic name: Taraxacum officinaleClick here for more information

Early blue violet

Common name: Early blue violet
Scientfic name: Viola adunca
Also known as: Western long-spurred violet, hookedspur violet

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Golden bean
Common name: Golden bean
Scientfic name: Thermopsis rhombifolia
Also known as: Richards buffalo bean, prairie bean,
golden banner, buffalo bean, prairie peaClick here for more information

Labrador tea
Common name: Labrador tea
Scientfic name: Rhododendron groenlandicum
Also known as: Ledum groenlandicumClick here for more information

Larch
Common name: Larch
Scientfic name: Larix laricina
Also known as: tamarack, hackmatackClick here for more information

Lodgepole pine
Common name: Lodgepole pine
Scientfic name: Pinus contorta
Also known as: shore pine (coastal)Click here for more information

Mountain Avens
Common name: Mountain Avens
Scientfic name: Dryas integrifolia/octopetala
Also known as: arctic and alpine dryad, white mountain avensClick here for more information

Northern Bedstraw
Common name: Northern Bedstraw
Scientfic name: Galium borealeClick here for more information

Paper Birch
Common name: Paper Birch
Scientfic name: Betula papyrifera and Betula neoalaskana
Also known as: Canoe Birch, White Birch, Alaska birch and Yukon BirchClick here for more information

Prairie Crocus
Common name: Prairie Crocus
Scientfic name: Anemone patens
Also known as: prairie anemone, pasque flowerClick here for more information

Purple Saxifrage
Common name: Purple Saxifrage
Scientfic name: Saxifraga oppositifolia
Also known as: french knot mossClick here for more information

Saskatoon
Common name: Saskatoon
Scientfic name: Amelanchier
Also known as: serviceberry, june-berryClick here for more information

Star-flowered Solomon's Seal
Common name: Star-flowered Solomon’s Seal
Scientfic name: Maianthemum stellatum
Also known as: Solomon plume, wild spikenardClick here for more information

Starflower
Common name: Starflower
Scientfic name: Trientalis borealisClick here for more information

Twinflower
Common name: Twinflower
Scientfic name: Linnaea borealisClick here for more information

Twinflower
Common name: Wild Strawberry
Scientfic name: Fragaria virginiana/vesca Click here for more information

Wolf Willow
Common name: Wolf Willow
Scientfic name: Elaeagnus commutataClick here for more information

Yarrow
Common name: Yarrow
Scientfic name: Achillea millefolium
Also known as: milfoilClick here for more information