Native Landscaping

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Low-Water Native Plants for Colorado Gardens: Front Range & Foothills

Low-Water Native Plants for Colorado Gardens: Prairie & Plains

Low-Water Native Plants for Colorado Gardens: Mountains 7500′ & Above

Low-Water Native Plants for Colorado Gardens: Western Slope – Below 7000′

Low-Water Native Plants for Colorado Gardens: Southeastern Colorado

Edible Landscaping Plant List Handout
20 Natives For Your Garden
Gardening for Life by Doug Tallamy

Colorado Native Plant Society

Gardening With Native Plants Includes resources on introductions to native plants, native plants specific to certain counties in Colorado, information on the Garden Smart program, suggested native plants, plants to avoid, low water plants for Colorado gardens, low water plants for pollinators, native plant vendors, using native plants in restoration, and much more!

Links to Botany Sites

Colorado State University (CSU) Extension

Native Plant Fact Sheets:

Native Trees for Colorado Landscapes – 7.421

Native Shrubs for Colorado Landscapes – 7.422

Native Herbaceous Perennials for Colorado Landscapes – 7.242

Ornamental Grasses – 7.232 (lists both native and non-native grasses)

High Altitude Native Grasses

Sources of Native Plants (prepared by CSU Extension in Clear Creek County, 05/2018)

Colorado Plant Database From the website: “The Colorado Plant Database provides researched-based information on the identification, ecology and human connections for more than 1,000 Colorado native plants as well as non-native invasive weeds.”

Colorado Native Plant Master Program provides opportunities to  learn about native plants, sustainable landscaping and invasive weeds.

Colorado State University Extension Woody Plant App – Google Play StoreAppStore

Xerces Society

Fact Sheets Information on the Xerces Society, pollinator plant lists, native bee/bumble bee/butterfly/pollinator conservation, and seed mixes.

Plant Lists Pollinator-friendly native plant lists by region.

Audubon Rockies

Resources include how to make a Habitat Hero native plant garden, recommended native plants for birds, native plant database, local resources for native plants, how to make seed balls, and more!

Native Plants Database Enter your 5-digit zip code to use Audubon’s native plants database and explore the best plants for birds in your area, as well as local resources and links to more information.

Native Plants for Birds

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) — Colorado

Jefferson Conservation District

Colorado Wildflowers

Click here to go the website Privately managed site on the many wildflowers of Colorado. Database to search for a particular plant as well as many images available.