Our Mission

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


Registration is open!  (Jan 17 2018)

See our 2018 Workshop Schedule on the bottom right, and visit the Registration page to enroll!  We are only offering two classes this year, so spaces will fill quickly.  Register soon to secure your space!


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 14–May 18, 2018 • Rolla, MO
Ozarks Flora Workshop ($750)

Jun 12–Jun 15, 2018 • Indianapolis, IN
Grasses, Sedges and Rushes Workshop ($750)

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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