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2013 Photo Contest Winners

Lewisia rediviva-Sue Braastad
1st place Individual species

Mimulus lewisii-S & S Wildflowers
2nd place Individual species

Townsendia montana
3rd place Individual species

Penstemon deustus-Derek Duval
1st place Multiple species-Habitat

Xerophyllum tenax-James P. Riser II
2nd place Multiple species-Habitat

Castilleja covilleana-Stephen Love
3rd place Multiple species-Habitat

Cephalanthera austiniae-James P. Riser II
1st place Plant-pollinator interaction

Chaenactis douglasii-Stephen Love
2nd place Plant-pollinator interaction

Penstemon venustus-Thad Davis
3rd place Plant-pollinator interaction

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Flora of North America, Vol. 28 Published

Flora of North America North of Mexico Volume 28, Bryophyta, Part 2, has been sent to Oxford University Press for printing. This marks the 17th volume to be published in a 30-volume set for the Flora of North America series. The volume has 702 pages covering 48 families, 206 genera, and 698 species. With the publication of this volume, the treatment of mosses for the flora area is complete with a total of 1402 species in 333 genera classified in 81 families. Of the 1402 species, 273 (19.5%) are endemic to the flora area, and 36 are globally at risk of extinction.

The work on Volume 28 was coordinated by lead editor Richard Zander; all of the 366 illustrations were drawn by Patricia Eckel. Ariel Buback was the Technical Editor for Volume 28. Dr. James Zarucchi, as Editorial Director, and Heidi Schmidt, Managing Editor, oversaw all aspects of production. More than 40 authors wrote treatments for the volume.

Vol. 27 and 28 (the mosses) gather together and present in a unified fashion information from the past 50 years of bryological study. Major advances have occurred in understanding the Western moss flora, particularly the discovery of new and previously missed species in California and the Pacific coastal areas of the Northwest of North America. These significant western species are preferentially illustrated in the FNA.

Flora of North America north of Mexico is published by Oxford University Press. All published volumes can be purchased from OUP, and advance orders for Volume 28 can be placed with them. http://global.oup.com/academic/content/series/f/flora-of-north-america-fna/;

Posted by Editor on June 22, 2014

New Calypso Chapter newsletter

The latest copy of the Calypso Chapter of the Native Plant Society is now available: CalypsoCompanion. We will be conducting field trips for the summer and fall. Please join us! Contact Derek Antonnelli for updates. His e-mail is Antonnelli8 at frontier dot com

Posted by Editor on May 09, 2014

2014 Pahove Chapter Native Plant Sale

INPS Members Only Sale: Friday, April 25th, 5-7pm

Public Sale: Saturday, April 26th, 10am-1pm

There will be no waiting lines at the entrance again this year.
You can also renew or purchase your membership at the sale.

Location: MK Nature Center
600 South Walnut, Boise

2014 Plant Sale Availability List

Posted by Editor on April 20, 2014

Eriogonum Society/INPS Annual Meeting

Initial Announcment
The 2014 Eriogonum Society meeting will be centered in Twin Falls, Idaho, giving us the opportunity to explore the botanical and geological wonders of the middle Snake River Plain, including the Bennett Hills and Gooding City of Rocks, the South Hills (southern Sawtooth National Forest), and the Craters of the Moon. This will be a joint meeting of the Eriogonum Society and the Idaho Native Plant Society, giving us the opportunity to make new friends and take advantage of the cumulative knowledge of some of Idaho's most accomplished professional and amateur botanists.

Meeting Dates
The meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22, with an optional post-meeting tour of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Fish Creek Canyon on Monday, June 23.

Other details
Other details such as lodging information (hotels and campgrounds), registration, meals, classes, field trips, and meeting schedule are provided on the Eriogonum Society's website (see below).

Please visit the Eriogonum Society's website to register for the joint meeting. www.eriogonum.org.

Posted by Editor on March 29, 2014

Pahove Chapter April 8th presentation

When: Tuesday, April 8th at 7pm
Where: MKNC
What: "Irrigated Wet Meadows, Livestock, and Ducks - Debunking the Bias" presented by Chris Colson with Ducks Unlimited

Flood-irrigated wet meadows on private working lands in the Snake River Plain provide the critical staging resources for migrating waterbirds and replaces our lost floodplain functions. The maintenance of this agricultural practice is critical to continental waterbird populations and basic human values and services often taken for granted..

Posted by Editor on March 29, 2014

Announcement for 2014 ERIG

The Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) is soliciting proposals for its Education, Research, and Inventory Grant (ERIG) program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded in 2014 to support projects that contribute to the appreciation, conservation, or knowledge of Idaho�s native flora or vegetation. The purpose of the ERIG program is to stimulate and lend support to educational, research, and conservation activities that promote an appreciation for native plants and plant communities in Idaho. The ERIG committee encourages you to submit a proposal if you have a project that may qualify.

The deadline for submitting a proposal is March 31, 2014.
More information can be found under ERIG News.

Posted by Editor on February 17, 2014

Pahove Chapter February Presentation

When: Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm
Where: MKNC
What: Extreme Flora--novelties from across the plant kingdom

Michael Mancuso, long-standing Pahove Chapter member, will present on "extreme plants"- some of the biggest, toughest, oldest, and most dangerous plants known.

Come ready to be fascinated!

Posted by Editor on February 09, 2014

Southern Idaho Rare Plant Working Group Meeting

The Southern Idaho RPWG will be meeting on February 5, 2014 at the BLM Boise District Office. Please contact Beth Corbin (ecorbin@blm.gov or 208 896-5923) if you would like to attend. We will be discussing and ranking species to be presented at the Rare Plant Conference.

Posted by Editor on January 20, 2014

Pahove Chapter January Presentation

When: Tuesday, January 14, 7pm
What: Glimpsing Flowers near Turkish and Croatian archaeological site by Caroline Morris

Carline Morris will brighten this winter evening by giving us a glimpse of some spring and summer flowers she encountered growing near archaeological sites in Turkey and Croatia. Maybe you can help identify some of the mystery plants.

Posted by Editor on January 08, 2014


For the rescheduled 2014 Rare Plant Conference, we are requesting presentations from anyone who has information to share on issues relevant to rare plant conservation. The options include 20-minute presentations, 10-minute To The Point presentations, and posters. Student papers and posters are especially encouraged. Abstracts and associated information must be submitted by 31 January 2014 to Beth Colket (beth.colket@powereng.com). Authors will be notified about the selection of their presentation by 7 February 2014.

For those interested in presenting during the To The Point session (10 minute presentations), you need only submit your name, contact information, presentation title, and a brief presentation description (2-3 sentences). The To The Point presentations are good opportunities to update colleagues on interesting observations that could lead to future research or projects you are initiating, have in progress, or have preliminary results for.

For those interested in presenting during the 20-minute presentations or a poster presentation, please fill out the Call for Presentations form on the INPS website at http://www.idahonativeplants.org/rpc/Conference.aspx). The Call for Presentations form can also be e-mailed upon request. These longer presentations are ideal for more extensive research that is publishable.

Posted by Editor on November 30, 2013

Pahove Chapter November 12th Meeting at the MKNC

When: Tuesday, November 12th
Where: MKNC
What: A Toast and a Roast, INPS Lifetime Membership Award Presentation
honoring Ann DeBolt and Roger Rosentreter
Join friends of the Pahove Chapter to warm the season with fond memories and good natured story telling as we honor our friends, mentors and colleagues on this auspicious date.

Posted by Editor on November 10, 2013


******SAVE THE DATE******
The Idaho Rare Plant Conference is now planned for
Feb 26-27, 2014 at the Ag Research Station office at 800 Park Ave.
More details to come.

Posted by Editor on November 01, 2013

INPS Photo Contest -Deadline Extended to Nov.1st

Good news for all you busy shutterbugs! The INPS Photo Contest deadline has been extended to November 1st. Hopefully that will give more of you the opportunity to get your photos submitted.

Contest is open to INPS members across the state. This is an excellent opportunity for plant lovers to share their most remarkable photos and earn a chance to win a prize. Winning photos will be published in Sage Notes and in addition, may be used for the INPS website image library, education and outreach materials, or future calendars.

Photos must be of plants native to Idaho. This can include close-up shots of individual species or landscape shots of multiple plants in their native habitat. See contest rules and entry form on the INPS website. Photos may be submitted through November 1, 2013. http://www.idahonativeplants.org/



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Posted by Editor on October 24, 2013


The 26th Idaho Rare Plant Conference has been postponed due to the uncertainty associated with the partial government shutdown. We hope to reschedule for February, so please watch for upcoming information.

We will be contacting those who had already registered. I apologize for those who had made travel and other plans. I hope that all of you can join us for the rescheduled date.

Please continue to check the INPS web page (http://www.idahonativeplants.org/rpc/Conference.aspx) for information. I also encourage you to become familiar with the rare plant electronic forum (link on the INPS web page) as a way to review and share information on rare plants before the conference. Contact me for additional information.

Again, I am very sorry for the inconvenience.


Beth Corbin

Posted by Editor on October 10, 2013

Pahove Chapter October 8th Meeting at the MKNC

Join us for a movie, refreshments and popcorn
at the INPS Pahove Chapter Movie Night
Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00pm
at the MK Nature Center
600 S. Walnut, Boise

What Plants Talk About is hard core science combined with a light hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive & complex as we are.

Posted by Editor on October 07, 2013

Pahove Chapter September Meeting

INPS Pahove Chapter Members

You and a guest are invited to the season kick-off Pizza Party!
and chapter elections

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:30 p.m.
in the Idaho Botanical Garden picnic area
directly below the Lewis and Clark Garden

Please RSVP by Tuesday September 10 before noon
to Susan at 867-6188, we need to know how much pizza to order!

***Beverages included***

Posted by Editor on September 02, 2013
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