PlantNet Plant Identification

4.5
205K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone 10+
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image

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
Apr 28, 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
You can request that data be deleted
4.5
205K reviews
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*
733 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Jennifer Rae Fuchek
April 30, 2022
Love this app. I use it very often to identify unknown species of all types of plants and weeds. Interface is straightforward and results are usually 100% correct. It also allows you to identify a pic, then go back and add more different ones to aid in the ID (bark, leaves, flower, fruit, etc). You can even submit for verification by others in the community as well as get scientific name and facts.
245 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Kyle Richard
May 8, 2022
Very useful! I work in the lawn and tree care industry and this app is very useful for identifying weeds, trees and shrubs that I don't know or am simply curious about. When the app can't identify what you took a picture of it asks if you would like to look it up in the world flora collection. With that comes links to Wikipedia or care guides or whatever it is you would like to know about most plants. Finally there's no charge to use the app, unlike most others. Simply fantastic!
141 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?

What's new

We have revamped the species explorer and bring the IUCN conservation status + a lot of technical changes to improve performance across the app.