PlantNet 4+

Plant Identification


Designed for iPad

    • Free



With the Pl@ntNet app, identify one plant from a picture, and be part of a citizen science project on plant biodiversity.

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, cacti (and many more).

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, but also those that grow on the sidewalks of 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 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:

What’s New

Version 3.18.4

Step into a greener, more vibrant world with our latest update! For our botanical explorers, we've rooted out bugs and planted new small features. Capture the essence of nature with enhanced GPS-rich images, ensuring every leaf and petal is mapped to perfection. Let's grow together — update now and let your green heart wander.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

the Gannet ,

The best friend in my pocket

I have had this app for nearly a year now, as I had been getting more interested in flowers anyway as a big birdwatcher, butterfly enthusiast and interested in photography and other areas of nature such as dragon and damselflies before but on my exercise walks whilst working from home due to the pandemic and through lockdowns I became a lot more interested in flowers and took many more pictures of them. But I only knew a few famous or obvious species and ones I’d picked up from word of mouth or noticing on social media etc. So a social media associate suggested I download this app and it was one of the best things I did as it’s boosted my flower knowledge immensely to not just recognise certain species but start to build associations and know what sorts of families flowers will be. The app is efficient, quick and easy to upload photos and bring up ideas of the species of or the family the flower is in. The percentage gage gives you a good guide as to how likely which helps you assess whether you can have this down to species level or if it’s one to have down to family level. The alternate names feature which came this year is also so useful as I so often see other common names for what I’ve put in and have heard of them so it’s a good way to gauge what the flower may be known as in your community. I look forward to enjoying this app much more in future and am forever thankful for the knowledge it’s given me so far.

ARJZ12 ,

Best Plant Identification App

I recently downloaded the PlantNet app and I must say I'm thoroughly impressed! As someone who's not very knowledgeable about plants, this app has been a game-changer for me. It's incredibly easy to use - all you have to do is take a picture of the plant, select the type of organ and the app does the rest. I love the fact that the app provides accurate results quickly, along with a variety of images.

Overall, PlantNet is an exceptional app for identifying plants and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about the flora around them.

knittandnatter ,

Natures yellowpages

Fantastic app gives wiki link only thing a lot of plants have herbal medicinal value would be ideal if it linked to that too but still take a pic and it finds it for you .. also would be good if it stated if it was poisonous or not being a green tea maker and drinker all in all it’s ideal for beginners and don’t learn the Latin names unless your going to become a salesman learn local names people know it by .. most of all give it to the kids on a walk let them explore and learn how nature works better than stuck in school all day

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