The Flora Incognita App enables you to identify the plants of Central Europe automatically quickly, easily and accurately .
The identification process is intuitive: take a picture of the flower and the leaf with camera of your smartphone. The unknown plant is then identified automatically within seconds. In addition to the specific plant species name, a species profile page presents further information such as characteristics, distribution or protection status of the species. You can also save, export or share your plant observations on different social media channels.On repeated occasions we would like to point out that the app is suitable for the identification of wild plants . We do NOT support the numerous breeding and crossing of garden and indoor plants !
The app contains:
- automatic identification of 4800+ plant species of the Central European wild flora
- species portraits for each species with information on appearance, toxicity, protection status, distribution
- more than 10.000 pictures of the Central European flora
- a species list with all species
- search and filter function for fast finding of a species
- creation of observation lists
- export function of observations
- We cannot include ornamental and indoor plants in the determination at
the present time.
Why location query? The aim of the Flora Incognita project is also plant mapping. This is only possible if we have the recorded plants at a location. Further information can be found on our website
Use with account or without account? You do not have to register to use the Flora Incognita App to identify plants. If you do not want to create a profile, tap "Use without account" on the login page. To create a profile, all you need to do is enter an email address and a password. All your recorded plant observations will be saved under this profile. This means that you can also log into the Flora Incognita App on another or a new device and have your entire collection of plant finds with you. Detailed information can be found here on our website
The Flora Incognita app is jointly developed by scientists from the Technical University of Ilmenau and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena. We are continuously working on improving the app. We would be delighted to receive your suggestions for improvement at any time.
Flora Incognita is a joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry
of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Federal Ministry for the
Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB),
the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the
Thuringian Foundation for Nature Conservation (Naturschutzstiftung
Thüringen) in accordance with the guidelines for funding research
projects to implement the National Strategy for Biodiversity.