Additional Resources and Reference Books


The BSBI website is a key resource for all botanists, beginner to advanced, professional or amateur.

If you are looking to develop your ID skills ahead of taking on a course like Identiplant, why not view the BSBI Get Started page, which details equipment, social media resources, botanical keys and other online help for starting out in botany.

BSBI publishes a range of books and guides to help develop ID skills, as well as a range of eBooks.

FSC Publications are another useful resource, including their fold-out charts and Aidgap guides.

Reference Books

This list includes some of the most useful reference books that you might want to collect; all are available from the Summerfield Books website, where BSBI members receive a discount.

The BSBI also produce Handbooks on various difficult groups. See the full list on the BSBI website.