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.




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If you experience any issues with submission, please contact johanne@botany.org.

Society Publications & Research Journals

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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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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
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
Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries Volume 1
Lang, Gregory (ed.) 2019. ISBN-13: 9781786762085. (Hardback £140) 520 pp. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.