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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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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Historia del Jardín Botánico de Lancetilla, Honduras - The History of Lancetilla Botanical Garden, Honduras
Hazlett, Donald L. Translated by Marta E. Hazlett. 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-889-878-53-9. (flexibound, US$17.95). 140pp. Botanical Research Institute of Texas Press.
Chasing Centuries: The Search for Ancient Agave Cultivars Across the Desert Southwest
Parker, Ron. 2019. ISBN: 978-1-941384-48-0. (Softcover US$26.95). 176 pp. Sunbelt Publications
Lawson, Elizabeth. 2019. ISBN: 978-1-78914-077-4. (Cloth US$27). 256 pp. The University of Chicago Press.