Our Mission

Promoting the stewardship of our natural environment through field-based botanical services.


Don't see a class date that works for you or your group? Perhaps we can come to you! Contact us about customized workshops!  (Jan 23 2017)

Call 317-430-6566 or Email Us for more information!


The Institute of Botanical Training provides botanical consulting services and plant identification workshops throughout the Midwestern United States. Our specialized services include high quality vegetation monitoring, rare and invasive plant surveys, floristic quality assessments, plant community mapping, management plans and botanical inventories.

We also offer several field-based plant identification workshops each year. During our workshops, we strive to teach as many plants as possible by encouraging familiarity with the flora through repetition and various exercises. Unlike most other plant identification courses, we focus almost exclusively on vegetative identification characters, rather than relying unnecessarily on flowers. Ultimately, participants gain a strong working knowledge of the regional flora. Please see our Course Descriptions to learn more.

Workshop Schedule

May 15–May 19, 2017 • Rolla, MO
Ozarks Flora Workshop ($750)

May 23–May 26, 2017 • Gray Summit, MO (St. Louis area)
Wetland Flora Workshop ($700)

Jun 13–Jun 16, 2017 • Indianapolis, IN
Wetlands and Weeds Workshop ($700)

Jun 19–Jun 23, 2017 • Portage, IN (Chicago area)
Plants of the Upper Midwest ($750)

Nov 14–Nov 16, 2017 • Indianapolis, IN
Winter Plant I.D. ($550)

You can learn how to register to attend one of our sessions by clicking the REGISTER link. SPACES ARE LIMITED, SO REGISTER EARLY!

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