Torrey Botanical Society
Today, the society holds as its objectives "to promote interest in botany, and to collect and disseminate information on all phases of plant science." These objectives are fulfilled through indoor meetings, outdoor meetings or fields trips, and publications. Because the publications have become standard reference material for botanists, many people residing in practically every state and in a number of other countries have become members, primarily to receive the publications. Thus, the society has become an international organization and is affiliated with the American Institute of Biological Sciences. It differs from most scientific societies in the numerous meetings and field trips.