New Year Plant Hunt 2017 has now ended --- BSBI's Head of Science has analysed all your records --- click to download his analysis.

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.

  • Click on this frosted Mallow for botany in your area (pic by James)

Latest news

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

*NEW* Check out 2016 Annual Reports by County Recorders across England & Scotland

Daffodils are out: try Mick Crawley's ID key to work out which is which!

BSBI Research Grants: apply by 31st March

BSBI Handbook for violets: pre-publication offer closes 31st March

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