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Common Wetland Plants of Colorado's Eastern Plains: A Field Guide

CNHP is excited to announce the release of the Common Wetland Plants of Colorado’s Eastern Plains: A Pocket Guide. The pocket guide is a complimentary publication to the comprehensive, Field Guide to Colorado’s Wetland Plants. The Pocket Guide highlights common wetland plants, both native and non-native located within the Eastern Plains. It is designed to help landowners and other wetland managers correctly identify common wetland plants, manage for preferred species, and control noxious ones. The Pocket Guide contains 119 species with 6 key characteristics (with bolded highlights of diagnostic characters), similar species, habitat and ecology comments, and management comments. This project was made possible with an U.S. EPA, Region 8, Wetlands Program Development Grant with in-kind match from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Wetland Program and Colorado State University. The Pocket Guide is available for free from CNHP or can be mailed for $6.00 shipping and handling cost.

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To get a physical copy of the pocket guide, contact Denise Culver at

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Additional Wetland Guides

Upcoming Wetland Tools

  • Colorado Wetland Field Guide Mobile App (Fall 2015)
  • Pocket Guide for Wetland Plants of Colorado's Southern Rocky Mountains (proposed)
  • Pocket Guide for Wetland Plants of Colorado's Plateaus and Canyons of the Western Slope (proposed)