PlantNet Plant Identification

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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:
Updated on
Oct 6, 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.
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

Ratings and reviews

231K reviews
Ronald McClung
February 5, 2024
Nice appearance, stellar execution. No bombarding ads, yet install severely lacks basic instruction, leaving users guessing what & how to proceed. As another user said, tons of other's nearly useless photos consuming space. Are they combined in identification of plants, or merely for visual enjoyment? Much of this is great, some I don't see how to use. It is very useful.
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kakashi hatake
March 4, 2021
App was working very well, now it gets stuck at the "sending pictures" phase. Haven't used it for some time, now It's no longer functional. Will change rating to 5 stars once this gets fixed. Update:Great app, was very handy identifying many plants. You still have to find the perfect match to your plant through the list but that is mostly fine. Thanks for being responsive and for fixing the issue!
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March 1, 2021
Hello, we had some problems on our servers this week-end, it should be back to normal. Best, Hugo from the PlantNet team.
Truly Infamous
May 31, 2021
To preface this review, PLEASE, TAKE MULTIPLE PHOTOS! (So many users take only a single low quality photo. Multiple photos make identification so much easier, especially when they are of different parts.) While not perfect at identifying plants by itself, the app is great for providing a starting point for identification. The in-app information is very helpful. Botany is an inexact science, you need lots of info for identification, and some work on your part to ID something correctly.
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What's new

- Added Belarusian and Occitan languages.
- Fixed critical fullscreen image bug.
- Implemented coarse geolocation for Android's flora selection.
- Enhanced group functionality.
- Added species-related features and fixes.