The BSBI is for everyone who cares about the wild plants of Britain and Ireland.

Since 1836, we've been promoting the study, understanding and enjoyment of British and Irish botany.

We support all botanists - beginner or expert, amateur or professional - as they identify, record and map what grows where.

Our data and knowledge underpin the conservation of the British and Irish flora.

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Latest news

*NEW* Job vacancy with BSBI: Communications Officer. More here.

Latest botanical news from Ireland.

Summer Meeting: last chance to book; Welsh AGM: spaces still available.

See detailed GIS maps of rare plants in the Cairngorms.

New on the Resources page: a list of county Floras by David Pearman and spreadsheets for compiling data for Mapmate import.

Book now for a Field Identification Skills Tests.

BSBI membership list now available as a pdf on the members’ page (passwords required).

BSBI Atlas 2020

Recording for Atlas 2020 has now begun in earnest. See our dedicated Atlas page for details, information for recorders and how to get involved.