Pahove Chapter (Boise)

Welcome to Our Chapter

Welcome to the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society. We are located in Boise and support the citizens of the Treasure Valley and southwestern Idaho.  Anyone interested in botany, nature, wildlife, landscaping, gardening, hiking, photography and/or being outdoors are very welcome to join.


at the Idaho Botanical Garden on

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022



2022 Presentations & Activities

Chapter presentations for the 2021/2022 season have come to an end, but please be sure to join us again next season in October 2022. We’ll be optimistic and consider in person meetings, as allowed, starting in the fall. Also, we plan to keep you in the know and offer additional monthly activities, so stayed tuned for more to come.

2021/2022 Presentations 

Oct. 12th- Galls of southwestern Idaho by Samuel DeGrey
Nov 9th-Restoration plant material development in the Great Basin region of the United States: A History and Comparison of Research Approaches by Francis Kilkenny
Dec 14th-Barbara Ertter-New Discoveries and What’s Cool in the Boise Front 
Jan 11-Pat Fields-A Look at the Miocene Flora of the Greater Idaho Region
Feb 8-Peggy Owell-BLM National Plant Conservation Program
Mar 8-Lynn Kinter-Idaho’s Wicked Plants: Painful, Poisonous, & Pernicious Species
April 12-Israel Borokini-An unconventional career journey from Warm Tropical to Cold Desert Ecosystems

2020/2021 Presentations 

Sept. 8-Don Mansfield and Barbara Ertter-Floristics in Southwestern Idaho
Oct.13-Roger Rosentreter-Cheatgrass In Idaho
Nov.10- Jack Nisbet-The Leiberg Family in Idaho, 1884-1907
Dec.8-   Ron Bitner-Pollinator-related topic/ Bee Biology, TBA
Jan.12-  John Keeley-Nexus Between Wildfire Catastrophes, Climate, and Population Growth
Feb.9- Carol Wilson-Mistletoe diversity and biogeography with a focus on dwarf mistletoe in the Idaho landscape
Mar.9-Josh Newman, USFS Forester-Bogus Basin Forest Management
April 13-Jennifer Sowerwine-Biocultural systems, food security, and eco-cultural restoration in the Klamath River Basin
May 11-Derek Antonelli-Conifers of Idaho


Held annually

native plant sale

Click below to learn more about previous plant sales!

Board Position Openings
We are in need of a volunteer to fill our board position for Secretary.
If you are interested in helping ensure that the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society continues to connect with our community about native plants and plant communities, then please consider volunteering your time as a board member.
(Please read below to learn more about what our local chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society does for our flora and fauna and our community.)
The Pahove Chapter:
    • supports native plant demonstration gardens at schools, local businesses, in our city, and other surrounding areas across the Treasure Valley

    • supports native plant restoration projects, such as the Yankee Fork project, the Birds of Prey Center project, and the Boise River project

    • funds native plant related publications, such as the Native Plant Coloring Book, Native Plants fandex, and Mirabilis brochure

    • funds teaching materials, such as field guides

    • sponsors plant workshops, such as the Astragalus, Brassicaceae, and Aquatics workshops

    • sponsors and staffs the Idaho Rare Plant Conference

    • contributes articles to our Sage Notes newsletter

    • hosts an annual Native Plant Sale

    • hosts an annual Wildflower Plus Show

    • donates to our state’s herbaria

    • donates to the MK Nature Center

    • donates to the Idaho Botanical Garden and its Idaho Native Plant Garden

    • donates to the ERIG (Education, Research, and Inventory Grant)

    • awards Education and Enrichment for members

    • offers monthly presentations (Oct.-April) on botany, nature, and other scientific topics

    • offers field tours/field trips to members

    • offers comaraderie

    • stays informed about conservation issues and shares information with our chapter members

    • stays connected with our community

    • and much more…


Wildflowers of Southern Idaho Coloring Book

Take this coloring book along with you when you are hiking, photographing, or simply enjoying the outdoors. Published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pahove Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society, this coloring book may be reproduced but not sold. Share it with every child you know!

Wildflower Coloring Book

In the Boise area (wildflower walks and trails)

In the Boise area (plant suppliers)

In the Boise area (landscapers)

Many other landscapers also may install buffalo grass and blue grama grass plugs. 


  • Karie Pappani, President – pahove.chapter.president [at]
  • Susan Ziebarth, Vice President, Plant Sale Manager
  • VACANT, Secretary
  • Don Essig, Chapter Treasurer
  • Kirsten Severud, Chapter Membership
  • Karen Getusky, State Treasurer
  • Vicki Henderson, State Membership, Chapter IT Committee
  • Ray Corbin, Member at Large
  • Barbara Ertter, Member at Large
  • Peggy Faith, Education & Outreach 
  • Anna Lindquist, Social Media: Instagram & Facebook
  • Jody Hull, Social Media: Facebook and Sage Notes Layout Designer

Write to the Pahove chapter at


  • » Pahove Chapter Wildflower Plus Show: May 8, 2022

    Our 4th annual Wildflower Plus Show will be held Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 10am-3pm at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Come admire dozens of freshly collected local wildflowers, weeds, and other plants attractively arranged and labeled with common and scientific names  

  • » Pahove Chapter Annual Native Plant Sale April 22-25, 2022

    Our much anticipated annual native plant sale offering many varieties of grasses, wildflowers, shrubs, and trees for your home or business is almost here! Pour over our flyer and plant availability list (below) to learn more and pick your favorite plants. Our 2022 sale will be similar to the past couple of years with online […]

  • » Pahove presentation April 12

    Please join us next Tuesday, April 12th @ 7pm, for our last presentation of the season by:  Israel Borokini:  “AN UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER JOURNEY FROM WARM TROPICAL TO COLD DESERT ECOSYSTEMS

  • » Pahove presentation, March 8

    Join us Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm for a fascinating presentation filled with spectacular photos of: Idaho’s Wicked Plants: Painful, Poisonous, and Pernicious Species By: Lynn Kinter We may think of plants as passive organisms that spend their days vegetating, but many are actually defending themselves from being eaten, and a few are capturing or […]