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* from BSBI's Science Team: download Species Account #79: Orobanche reticulata

*NEW* Bluebells are out: our free Plant Crib helps you work out which is which

BSBI's Scottish Newsletter 2017 is out! Download your copy here 

Report now out: Scottish saltmarsh plants surveyed by BSBI County Recorders

Wales becomes 1st country in the world to have a Rare Plant Register for every county

What's in bloom this week? Find out during #wildflowerhour and via the News page

Click here for the BSBI members’ page (password required - email us if you've forgotten it). 

BSBI Atlas 2020:  Recording is now well underway. See our Atlas 2020 page for how to get involved & info for recorders

New Journal of Botany:  Publish your research in BSBI’s scientific journal. Details here and here