COSA High Plains Environmental Center’s Annual Plant Sale and Habitat Fair

High Plains Environmental Center’s Habitat Fair

High Plains Environmental Center will host a Habitat Fair, along with their annual Native Plant Sale, on Saturday, May 5th from 9am-3pm at 2698 Bluestem Willow Dr. The event is free and open to the public. The habitat fair will include groups and partners with missions related to landscaping with native plants, water conservation, and restoring habitat for pollinators and other native wildlife. The event will also include local food trucks and family-oriented environmental education activities. Participating organizations will include:

– Butterfly Pavilion
– Colorado Native Plant Society
– Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
– City of Loveland Open Lands and Trails
– Honeybee Keep
– Wild Ones
– Loveland Initiative for Monarch Butterflies
– CSU Extension Native Plant Masters
– Big Thompson Watershed Coalition

HPEC will also be selling a large variety of native plants grown in its onsite nursery. Many of the seeds are collected in Larimer County and are hardy plants that require very little water and are well adapted to the Northern Colorado climate. These are grown without the use of neonicotinoids and other pesticides, which are counter to the focus of preserving pollinators.

Proceeds from the Plant Sale will support Environmental Outreach and Education initiatives.

About High Plains Environmental Center:

The High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) is a nonprofit (501c3) in Loveland, Co that is focused on restoring nature in the midst of development in urban and suburban zones.

Plant List


Latin Name Common Name
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem
Oryzopsis hymenoides Indian Ricegrass
Bouteloua curtipendula Sideoats Grama
Bouteloua gracilis Blue Grama Grass
Deschampsia cespitosa Tufted Hairgrass
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem
Sorghastrum nutans Yellow Indian Grass
Spartina pectinata Prairie Cordgrass
Sporobolus heterolepis Prairie Dropseed
Flowering Plants
Latin Name Common Name
Achillea lanulosa Western Yarrow
Anemone canadensis Windflower
Antennaria parvifolia Pussytoes
Artemisa frigida Fringed Sage
Artemisia ludoviciana Prairie Sage
Artemisia Ex Shambhala Shambhala Sage
Asclepias incarnata Rose Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa Showy Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed
Aquilegia chrysantha Yellow Columbine
Aquilegia caerulea Rocky Mountain Columbine
Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate Flower
Clematis ligusticifolia Western Virgin’s Bower
Dalea purpurea Purple Prairie Clover
Echinacea angustifolia Coneflower
Erigeron speciocus Showy Fleabane
Erigeron vetensis Early Bluetop Fleabane
Eriogonum umbellatum Sulphur Buckwheat
Galium boreale Lady’s Bedstraw
Gaillardia aristata Blanket Flower
Geum Triflorum Prairie Smoke
Helianthus maximiliani Maximillian’s Sunflower
Ipomoea leptophylla Bush Morning Glory
Liatris punctata Dotted Gayfeather
Linum Lewisii Lewis Flax
Mirabilis multiflora Desert 4 O’Clock
Monarda fistulosa Bee Balm
Oenothera caespitosa Tufted Evening Primrose
Oenothera Missiouriensis Missouri Evening Primrose
Penstemon barabaratus Golden-Beard Penstemon
Penstemon grandiflorus Large Flowered Penstemon
Penstemon pinifolius Pinemat Penstemon
Pentemon strictus Rocky Mtn. Penstemon
Penstemon virens Front Range Penstemon
Penstemon Whippleanus Whipple’s Penstemon
Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat
Ratibida columnifera (puchera) Red Mexican Hat
Rudbeckia hirta
Rudbeckia lacinata Cut-leaf Coneflower
Thermopsis divaricarpa Golden Banner
Sedum lanceolatum Lance-leaf Stonecrop
Stanleya pinnata Princes Plume

Jim Tolstrup – Executive Director

High Plains Environmental Center

2698 Bluestem Willow Drive

Loveland CO, 80538

Cell (970) 672-7862

Fax (970) 613-1380