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


MBC Fall Board Meeting and Mini-Foray October 5, 2019

Read this interesting article about the MSU Herbarium

  • FORAY: Thanks to the State Board for planning the 2019 Foray. We are looking ahead to the 2020 Foray hosted by the Southeastern Chapter.

About the Michigan Botanical Club

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.

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 online Great Lakes Chapter.

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 Great Lakes Botanist a scientific peer-reviewed journal and Arisaema, our State Newsletter. 



Great Lakes Botanist

Featured Article:


Emma Cole's 1901 Grand Rapids Flora: Nomenclaturally Updated and Revised

Dr. Garrett E. Crow
Professor Emeritus, Univ. of New Hampshire
Visiting Scholar, Calvin College
Adjunct Research Botanist, Michigan State Univ. Herbarium


Past Issues of The Arisaema newsletter are now available online. To receive the current issue, please join the Michigan Botanical Club.



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