The Colorado Native Plant Society first met in 1976, and their newsletter, Aquilegia, was first published 1977. The Blue Columbine is the state flower of Colorado, and Aquilegia is the Latin name for the Columbine.
The Colorado Native Plant Society is dedicated to furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plants and habitats of Colorado through education, stewardship and advocacy.
The Colorado Native Plant Society is open to everyone - professionals and amateurs, experienced botanists and beginners - all who are interested in the flora of Colorado.
The purpose of the Colorado Native Plant Society is to encourage the appreciation and conservation of Colorado native plants and their habitats. The Society identifies and studies Colorado’s native flora, with an emphasis on rare plants and the ecosystems that support them. To achieve its goals, the Society works with the United States government, the State of Colorado, organizations with similar goals, and its five regional chapters.
The Colorado Native Plant Society has numerous activities for you. The Society inventories and disseminates information about native plants, promotes horticultural uses of native plants, sponsors field trips and workshops, hosts an annual meeting, maintains a web site, stocks a specialized bookstore on the flora of Colorado, provides research grants, and publishes the newsletter Aquilegia.
Courtesy of Colorado Native Plant Society, www.conps.org
Regis University Archives and Special Collections is located on the fourth floor of Regis University Library. The collections do not circulate and may be accessed only in the Reading Room.
The Reading Room is open on Tuesdays from 10:00am- 12:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
Drop ins are welcome during these hours, however patrons are strongly encouraged to book an appointment with the archivist ahead of time. Patrons that have not set an appointment are not guaranteed consultation with the archivist at time of arrival.
During academic interims and other University closures the reading room will be closed. Please contact Archives and Special Collections at 303.964.3612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.