We are accepting submissions for the Native Plant Coloring book! If you are interested in submitting an illustration, please read the guidelines below.  You can either choose a plant from the list below, or choose another plant (please make sure it is Native to New Mexico!) 

PRIOR TO BEGINNING YOUR ILLUSTRATION, email npsnm.pr@gmail.com, with your plant choice to ensure it has not already been taken by someone else for illustration.

Illustration Guidelines:

  • Must be a plant Native to New Mexico (resources for native plants can be found at www.npsnm.org)
  • Keep the coloring book concept in the back of your mind, illustrations should be interesting and show enough level of detail for the participant to color
  • Illustrations should be outlines, with little to no shading
  • Illustrations should be digitized.  If you are unable to do so, they must be outlined in BLACK PEN so that it will be dark enough to show up when digitized on the computer, or if you already know how to digitize feel free to send in the digital version
  • Feel free to sign your illustration
  • Feel free to provide any links or information to your artist pages/business should you have one
  • Illustrations must be drawn botanically correct
  • Dimensions - 8 1/2" x 11"


Plant Suggestions:

  • Moonwort (Botrychium minganense)
  • Desert honeysuckle (Anisacanthus)
  • Wild petunia (Ruellia parryi)
  • Froelichia (Snake cotton)
  • Globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)
  • Bloodleaf (Iresine)
  • Bluestar (Amsonia longiflora or hirtella)
  • Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)
  • Skyrocket filia (Ipomopsis aggregata)
  • Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera)
  • Rocky Mountain Penstemon (Penstemon stictus)
  • Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium)
  • Hummingbird Trumpet (Epilobium ciliatum)
  • Desert Evening Primrose (Oenothera brachycarpa)
  • Scarlet Gaura / Scarlet Bee-Blossom (Oenothera suffrutescens)
  • Pygmy Flamethrower (Phemeranthus brevifolius)
  • Purple Geranium / Cranesbill (Geranium caespitosum)
  • Potentilla (Potentilla pulcherrima)
  • Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) 
  • Grindelia (Grindelia squarrosa)

You can find more options here: