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.

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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Two Botany Superstars Leading 8-week Field Botany class at the U-M Biological Station this summer 2015

You can study the Field Botany of Northern Michigan with two outstanding botanists and instructors this summer at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS). We welcome Dr. Charles Davis and Dr. Anton Reznicek as co-instructors for the class. READ MORE HERE...


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





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 the plant life of the State.
  • 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.



MBC Group photo at the 2014 Summer Foray in the Keweenaw Peninsula

MBC Group photo at the 2014 Summer Foray in the Keweenaw Peninsula

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