Welcome to PABotany.org

… your hub for all things botany related in Pennsylvania!

Pennsylvania Botany is Pennsylvania’s first botanical symposium, established in 2012. It is held every other year and welcomes plant enthusiasts from Pennsylvania and the surrounding region — everyone from professional botanists to hobbyists interested in the science that will advance and protect Pennsylvania native flora. This symposium is developed by people just like you — individuals who love plants and desire a hub for botanical communication in our region.

2021VirtSym.Box-LinkThe COVID pandemic cancelled the 2020 Pennsylvania Botany Symposium, but the Planning Committee isn’t waiting until 2022. This year we invite you to attend this one-day virtual symposium, featuring: an opening session, student poster competition and the ever-popular Cool Finds. Get all the details on this page!

The last 2021 webinar, Small and Surrounded, is October 7. Check it out and register today!

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Pennsylvania Botany’s mission is to inspire, inform and expand knowledge of Pennsylvania botany, while building new relationships with others who share our passion for native plants and their conservation.

Who We Are
The folks behind this web site, and the events highlighted here, are botanists from throughout Pennsylvania, hailing from a variety of backgrounds (see right column). This is a non-commercial effort and all persons associated with this web site are volunteering time to help organize professional activities and networking opportunities for botanists working in Pennsylvania and the region.

These botanists, from a variety of Pennsylvania botanical institutions and plant conservation organizations, have come together to provide funding, content, and support for a much-needed hub for botanical communication, training, and news in the commonwealth.

On this site, you will find information about the biennial Pennsylvania Botany Symposium, Pennsylvania Botany workshops and webinars, the annual Pennsylvania Rare Plant Forum, and more!

How To Get In Touch With Us

If you would like to be added to the PA Botany private listserv, offer to volunteer, provide financial support, or share a comment, contact us here.