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 Conference 2020

Click here to visit the Botany Conference 2020 homepage.

Click here for full job description (PDF).
Undergraduate, Graduate and Masters Students welcome to apply.
Email your CV and Cover letter to Amelia Neely at
Deadline is 8/30/2019

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.

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
Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast: The Pacific Northwest and British Columbia
Varner, Collin. 2020. ISBN: 9780295748047 (Paperback US$19.95) 256 pp. University of Washington Press.
Wild Orchids of the Southwestern United States
Brown, Paul Martin with original artwork by Stan Folsmon. 2019. ISBN: 978-3-946583-21-9. (Hardback US$64.40) 324 pp. Koeltz Botanical Books.