Do you want to learn to identify plants from Britain and Ireland correctly, confidently and accurately, to learn how to use a Flora and to follow a botanical key?
Identiplant could be the answer. Created to take near beginners to an intermediate level, Identiplant is for those who want to get started with serious botany. Use the menu at the top of the page to explore more about the course.


Applications for Identiplant in 2023 have now closed.
Please check back in December 2023 for information about applying to the course for 2024.

Become a Tutor

We are actively recruiting new Tutors for the 2024 Identiplant year across Britain and Ireland, especially in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Cumbria, Kent and the south west of England.

A special recruitment event was held in Stirling, Scotland on 17 Sept 2023 to grow Identiplant in Scotland and another is planned online for 30 October for anyone interested in becoming a Tutor across Britain and Ireland.

For more information and to submit an expression of interest, head here.

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

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. Identiplant officially became part of BSBI in 2022, after ten years of leadership from founder and author Brenda Harold and a team of volunteers. To find out more about the work of BSBI and how to get involved, visit our website.