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 inspire and promote an inclusive global community committed to advancing fundamental knowledge and innovation in the botanical sciences for the benefit of people and the environment.

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.  Click here to read our 2021 Statement Against AAPI Racism.

To provide feedback to the Society on ways we can make improvements in relation to DEI, please use this form.

BSA Spotlight Series
Click here to visit the BSA Spotlight Series hompage.


Thank you to everyone who came to Botany 2021 - Virtual! We have included the beautiful Anchorage, Alaska and Boise, Idaho Zoom Backgrounds on our BSA Zoom Backgrounds Page. Simply visit the page, click on the image that you want and a larger image will load. Download that image for a perfect zoom background.

Society Publications & Research Journals


"Learning to Write Your Story Well"
"Getting Your Paper Published: An Editor's Perspective"

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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!

Books for Review

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Descent and Logic in Biosystematics
McCabe, Thomas. 2021. ISBN: 978-0-578-75848-0. (Electronic book, PDF format). 130 pp. Perseverant Publishing.
Rewilding Agricultural Landscapes: A California Study in Rebalancing the Needs of People and Nature
Butterfield, H. Scott, T. Rodd Kelsey, and Abigail K. Hart (eds). 2021. ISBN: 9781642831269. (Paper US$39). 252 pp. Island Press
The Ecology of Herbal Medicine: A Guide to Plants and Living Landscapes of the American Southwest
Saville, Dara. 2021. ISBN: 978-0-8263-6217-9. (Paper US$24.95) 312 pp. University of New Mexico Press