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About this app


What's blooming? With the Flora Incognita app, this question is quickly answered. Take a picture of a plant, find out what it's called and learn everything you want to know with the help of a fact sheet. Highly precise algorithms based on artificial intelligence identify wild plants even when they are not (yet) in bloom!

In the Flora Incognita app you can easily view all your collected plant finds in a observation list. Maps show where you have found your plants. This way you can see how your knowledge about wild plants is growing.

But Flora Incognita is even more! The app is free of charge and without advertising, because it is part of a scientific research project that aims to improve nature conservation. The collected observations are used to answer scientific research questions that deal, for example, with the spread of invasive species or the effects of climate change on biotopes.

In regular stories, you will learn about news from the project, get insights into the scientific work or will be made curious about what is happening in nature right now.

- Identify wild plants simply by taking a photo with your smartphone
- Learn more about plant species with the help of extensive plant profiles
- Collect your findings in your observation list
- Become part of an innovative scientific community
- Share your findings on Twitter, Instagram & Co!

Species identification with Flora Incognita is based on Deep Learning algorithms that have an accuracy of well over 90%. It is important to take sharp and as close as possible pictures of plant parts such as flower, leaf, bark or fruit for a high identification accuracy.

Visit our website at www.floraincognita.com or follow us on social media. You can find us on Twitter (@Flora_Incognita), Instagram (@flora.incognita) and Facebook (@flora.incognita).

Yes. You can use Flora Incognita anytime, as long as you want. It is free to use, with no ads, no premium version and no subscription. But maybe you will enjoy searching and identifying plants so much that it will become a new hobby. We have received this feedback many times!

The Flora Incognita app is developed by scientists from the Technical University of Ilmenau and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena. Its development was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation with funds from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety as well as the Thuringian Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Nature Conservation and the Foundation for Nature Conservation Thuringia. The project was awarded as an official project of the "UN Decade of Biodiversity" and won the Thuringian Research Award in 2020.
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May 20, 2022

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13.4K reviews
May 22, 2022
Really do not like the new layout and look of this app now. I really enjoyed it before, theres so much empty space on the home screen, and overall the design is annoying to use. Clicking on my observations now takes me to a map which is useless instead of to the list of identified plants. You have to pull those up to look at them, and its missing quite a few that I had identified and taken notes for. Please allow us to go back to the old design or get rid of the map. This feels poorly executed.
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July 8, 2019
great app so far, it has helped me identify plant species easily and quickly! I like how it saves the location of the plant, where you saw it. My major concern is privacy, my location data, when taking pictures of my properties plants. Aside from the fear of the unknown, this app has exceeded my expectations for a free app. The UI is unique, that's for sure. but it's better than your average boring basic UI. No need to make an account, no fuss, no hassle, just shoot, identify, be happy.
144 people found this review helpful
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just me
October 7, 2019
Love the app, too bad that unknown plants that are placed for review, are NEVER reviewed 😕 I really love the app, if they could fix this issue it would be amazing Response to reply; That's not the issue that I have with this app. It's that the plants/trees that can't be identified, have the option to "ask for an experts advise" so I've done that several times and never had any of the items properly ID'd by an expert. No one follows up.
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Technische Universität Ilmenau
August 24, 2019
Just press the three dots next to the camera symbol, then you change into the gallery. More infos on our FAQ site: https://floraincognita.com/faq/

What's new

The new layout is more modern and clearer. 

You can deactivate the autofocus with a new camera function to take sharp pictures of small objects.

You can add pictures to an observation afterwards.

You can filter your plant finds with your own keywords.
You can view the species list more easily by using numerous filters.
You can transfer your data to a new device.
You can save Flora Incognita images in your gallery.