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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Only 2 spaces left on Kerry Recording Event

Irish Botanical News: you don't have to be Irish to download the latest issue

Book now: BSBI Annual Summer Meeting; save the date: Annual Exhibition Meeting

Download Species Account #79: Orobanche reticulata - from the BSBI Science Team

Bluebells are flowering now: our free Plant Crib helps you work out which is which

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. *NEW* in May: three new resources - for members only!

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