The Botanical Society of America

The BSA is the professional home for botanists and plant scientists. We support the breadth and diversity of botanical research and education. Our main area of expertise is in supporting professional botanists and their students, and we also encourage K-12 teachers, community college educators, affiliated professionals and amateurs as members who can benefit from what we have to offer. We are a leading Society dedicated to BOTANY and its FUTURE.

Our Mission: To promote botany, the field of basic science dealing with the study and inquiry into the form, function, development, diversity, reproduction, evolution, and uses of plants and their interactions within the biosphere.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Botanical Society of America. Click here to read BSA's 2020 Response to Racism Against our Black Colleagues and Community.

To provide feedback to the Society on ways we can make improvements in relation to DEI, please use this form.

Botany 2021 - Virtual
In the interest of the health and safety of our attendees, we have transitioned the conference to once again be virtual.

Botany 2021 - Virtual will take place online from July 19 – 23, 2021.

Coming soon! Selected symposia and colloquia, registration, abstract submission information, posters and special events! New information will be available at as it becomes available.

BSA Spotlight Series
Click here to visit the BSA Spotlight Series hompage.

Society Publications & Research Journals

"Advances, Applications, and Prospects in Aquatic Botany"

The goal of this APPS special issue is to highlight current methods and challenges in investigating both marine and freshwater systems including novel methodologies (and their application within the context of a larger study), software, genomic or ecological resources, or reviews

Deadline for proposals is March 31, 2021. Click here for more information.



"Learning to Write Your Story Well"
"Getting Your Paper Published: An Editor's Perspective"

To access recordings click here.

Educational Outreach

Want to make a difference in the classroom without setting foot in the classroom? Join PlantingScience to participate in online mentoring of 6-12 grade students around the world!

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Books for Review

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Flora of Florida Volume V: Dicotyledons, Gisekiaceae through Boraginaceae
Wunderlin, Richard, Bruce F. Hansen, and Alan R. Franck. 2018. ISBN: 9780813056791. (Hardback US$69.95). 320 pp. University Press of Florida
Household Economy at Wall Ridge: A Fourteenth-Century Central Plains Farmstead in the Missouri Valley
Lensink, Stephen C., Joseph A. Tiffany, and Shirley J. Schermer (eds). 2020. ISBN-13: 978-1-60781-773-4. (Hard cover US$70.00). 288 pp. University of Utah Press. [STL]
Descent and Logic in Biosystematics
McCabe, Thomas. 2021. ISBN: 978-0-578-75848-0. (Electronic book, PDF format). 130 pp. Perseverant Publishing.