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Capturing the beauty of nature and collecting plant data has never been easier. With the Budburst app, you can contribute to a national community science project by observing plants, uploading your data, and sharing your findings in an instant.

When you use the Budburst app, you can observe plants in your area with the interactive map, learn about plants with the in-app identification tool, monitor plant life cycles and plant-animal interactions over time, and collaborate in groups with other community scientists. Preserve the nature around you by helping us better understand it.

What’s New

Version 1.0.35

Version 1.0.35 fixes a bug related to the species list.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Paul7900 ,

Fast way to make a bud bust observation

The phone app is a really simple way to make a budburst observation. Take a photo click on click on species and phenophase, and off the data goes to the national database. So much easier than having to enter data on a computer at home. The photos tell what the location is and date. Great way to make it easier to participate in this program.

App Privacy

The developer, Chicago Botanic Garden, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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