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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 X (@FloraIncognita2), Mastodon (@FloraIncognita@social.mpdl.mpg.de), 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.
Updated on
Sep 22, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info, and Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

30.3K reviews
David Elder
July 24, 2023
Correctly identified 2 dozen plants. Some of the names the app came up with I didn't know but listed a name familiar to me in the notes. Acceptable search speeds with either wifi or cellular. No adds and free. I would give this app more than 5 stars if I could. Very simple to use. Exelent app design and execution. Don't change a thing!
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Molly m (YYH)
September 10, 2023
Much better than the other plant apps I have tried. This one was able to correctly id a few test plants and seemed correct on others that were unknown to me. It also seems free. I like this one so far. Update: I have been using this app for several months and I love it. It is really useful since even in the flower beds something unexpected can appear. This app has been so useful. I also downloaded it on my mom's phone so she can look plants up too. Wifi/data needed typically
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Technische Universität Ilmenau
May 14, 2023
Thank you very much for your 5-star review!!! Yes the app is free.
Crystal Pecanha
July 15, 2023
So much unlocked potential. They have the right idea. Names aren't always what I expect. Dandelions and Lithidora under different names rather than the common name. Needs to be a little bit more user friendly and have several images available for each plant. Also, maybe let you choose which photo you want to use for each plant in your garden. Maybe still needs more data as well. Maybe a tutorial optional for details after a few plants. Make editing your own plants after posting them possible.
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What's new

- New languages added: Velkommen, Selamat datang, 환영합니다, Laipni lūdzam, Sveiki atvykę, Vitajte, Dobrodošli, Hoş geldiniz, Καλώς ορίσατε, ようこそ
- fixed many small bugs
- Samsung and Motorola camera improvements
- Fixed crashes on old Android versions