Welcome to the web site of the Michigan Botanical Club

The native plant society for the state of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, and the home of the Michigan Big Tree Program.

The club was founded in 1941 and consists of five chapters.  The focus of the Michigan Botanical Club is:

  • Conservation of all native plants.
  • Education of the public to appreciate and preserve plant life.  
  • Sponsorship of research and publication on plant life.
  • Sponsorship of legislation to promote preservation of Michigan native flora.
  • Establishment of suitable sanctuaries and natural areas.
  • Cooperation in programs concerned with the use and conservation of all natural resources and scenic features.
Foray is September 2-5, 2016

Foray is September 2-5, 2016

Our annual foray was be hosted by the Southwest Chapter and was held in Kalamazoo on Labor Day Weekend.  


General Informationis available on this page, along with a field trip schedule, foray daily schedule, recommended readings (with downloadable pdf files)  and an overview of the foray location.

Kissing Cousins and Family Skeletons - The Michigan Flora and Modern Evolutionary” 

Have you wondered why the names of plants are being changed? Tony Reznicek, Ph.D delivered a presentation to the Huron Valley Chapter and it was made into a narrated video. View it here.

We have added a new page to the MBC Website about events that are not sponsored by the MBC or MBC chapters, but may be of interest to MBC members. Click on the "Programs of Interest" tab on the left.

Please join us by  becoming a member. Membership is handled through the individual chapters. If you do not have a chapter near you, you can join us through our Special Memberships program.

Each chapter holds monthly meetings and sponsors field trips. Every Memorial Day, the Michigan Botanical Club sponsors a Foray to a different area of Michigan.

The club also sponsors the publication of The Michigan Botanist, a scientific peer-reviewed journal and Arisaema, our State Newsletter. 

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Check the MBC News section for more information. 


The Arisaema newsletter is now available online to members of the Michigan Botanical Club.  Click here to access the Arisaema newsletter.



Questions? Problems? Contact the webmaster at michbotclubwebmaster (at) gmail.com