As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations across the United States.
Address: 1700 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (817) 332-4441
Fax: (817) 332-4112
Native Plant Focus: BRIT is focused on conservation, knowledge sharing, and studying the diversity of plant life.
Publications: "Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas" (biannual journal), "Iridos" (biannual member publication).
Description: Founded in 1987, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) based in Fort Worth, Texas is an international, scientific research and learning center focused on conservation, knowledge sharing and studying the diversity of plant life. BRIT conducts extensive global research, including major projects in Texas, Europe, Peru, and the Pacific Islands. In the last 10 years, BRIT scientists have located and described scores of species previously unknown to science. BRIT's herbarium is among the largest in the United States and is the largest U.S. herbarium not part of a university, botanical garden, or broader natural history museum. In the spring of 2011, BRIT moved into its new, US Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum-certified headquarters located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. For more information, visit http://www.brit.org.
Last Update: 2012-01-03
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