The Botanical Society of America

The BSA is a home for ALL 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, but we also encourage our K-12 teachers, community college educators, affiliated professionals and amateurs members who 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.

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October is the start of the BSA Renewal Season!

Join or Renew your membership and be entered to win a FREE registation to Botany Conference 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. The drawing will be held in January 2020 and gift recipients are eligible too!
The sooner you join/renew the more chance you have to win! 

Society Publications & Research Journals

Special Issue Call for Papers:


This special issue will capture the breadth of research on plant life in water-limited habitats. Contributions can focus on any aspect of plant biology, including but not limited to evolution, physiology, ecology, genetics, and ethnobotany.  Click here for more information.

Educational Outreach

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Books for Review

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Lichen Study Guide for Oklahoma and Surrounding States
Strawn, Sheila A. 2017. ISBN: 978-1-889878-55-3. (Flexibound US$25). 80pp. Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press.
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
Food Production in Native North America: An Archaeological Perspective
Gremillion, Kristen J. 2018 ISBN: 9780932839572 (paperback US$31.95). Society for American Archaeology Press.