PlantNet Plant Identification

4.6
219K reviews
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Everyone 10+
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About this app

Pl@ntNet is an application that allows you to identify plants simply by photographing them with your smartphone. Very useful when you don't have a botanist on hand! Pl@ntNet is also a great citizen science project: all the plants you photograph are collected and analysed by scientists around the world to better understand the evolution of plant biodiversity and to better preserve it.

Pl@ntNet allows you to identify and better understand all kinds of plants living in nature: flowering plants, trees, grasses, conifers, ferns, vines, wild salads or cacti. Pl@ntNet can also identify a large number of cultivated plants (in parks and gardens) but this is not its primary purpose. We especially need Pl@ntNet’s users to inventory the wild plants, those that you can observe in nature of course but also those that grow on the sidewalks of our cities or in the middle of your vegetable garden!

The more visual information you give to Pl@ntNet about the plant you are observing, the more accurate the identification will be. There are indeed many plants that look alike from afar and it is sometimes small details that distinguish two species of the same genus. Flowers, fruits and leaves are the most characteristic organs of a species and it is them that should be photographed first. But any other detail can be useful, such as thorns, buds or hair on the stem. A photograph of the whole plant (or the tree if it is one!) is also very useful information, but it is often not sufficient to allow a reliable identification.

At present Pl@ntNet makes it possible to recognize about 20,000 species. We are still a long way from the 360,000 species living on earth, but Pl@ntNet is getting richer every day thanks to the contributions of the most experienced users among you. Don't be afraid to contribute yourself! Your observation will be reviewed by the community and may one day join the photo gallery illustrating the species in the application.

The new version of Pl@ntNet released in January 2019 includes many improvements and new features:
- The ability to filter recognized species by genus or family.
- The differentiated data revision that gives more weight to users who have demonstrated the most skills (in particular the number of species observed, validated by the community).
- The re-identification of shared observations, whether yours or those of other users of the application.
- The multi-flora identification that allows you to search for the photographed plant in all the flora of the application and not only in the one you have selected. Very useful when you are not sure what flora to look for.
- The selection of your favorite floras to access them more quickly.
- The navigation at different taxonomic levels in image galleries.
- The mapping of your observations.
- Links to many factsheets.

The web version of the application is also available at the following address: https://identify.plantnet.org/
Updated on
Sep 18, 2022

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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Photos and videos
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info, and Photos and videos
Data is encrypted in transit
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4.6
219K reviews
Scott Lentz
July 29, 2022
Cute idea, but not accurate, pics are not vetted by experts. For example, for oak & maple trees in New England most of the user uploaded pictures are for the wrong tree. Identifying oaks/maples is tricky because the leaves are close in shape/color. This makes the app useless for identification. There does not appear to be a way to flag incorrect info. On the other hand, for some other plants, the app points me in a direction and then I can use expert vetted resources to identify the plant.
228 people found this review helpful
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Jacob Kuechenmeister
May 9, 2022
Very good identification app. Important to know that the database is built on user submitted photos and identification, but with a decent photo it seems to be fairly accurate. *UPDATE: while everything above is true, there's an issue trying to upload multiple photos of the same plant to more accurately id it. this makes the app fairly inaccurate. I don't know if this is on purpose or a bug, but it needs to be fixed to get a better rating*
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Kebbie Adams
June 13, 2022
It's accurate 90% of the time. My only issue is when I'm trying to figure out exactly what type of dracanae I'm looking it. It'll almost always say it's a mass cane when it looks more like a Janet Craig, so it's not super super specific, but it's specific enough when I come across something I've never seen before. Despite it being free to use, I don't get bombarded with ads left and right like basically any other free app.
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What's new

New version includes many improvements on observations and votes, improved performances on some screens and on GPS, and lots of others fixes.