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.



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!

Fall 2019 session was a great success, see the great work of the students and mentors in the Star Project Gallery.


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Books for Review

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A Naturalist Guide to the Plant Communities of Pacific Northwest Dune Forests and Wetlands
Poinar Jr. George. 2019. ISBN: 978-18889878-54-6. (soft cover US$25). 341 pp. Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press
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.
Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines in Kansas
Michael John Haddock and Craig C. Freeman. 2019. ISBN: 978-0-7006-2768-4. (Paperback US$26.95). 440 pp. University Press of Kansas. [STL]