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Luminous ID is an app and website designed to help you identify, share, and explore plant species on Niwot Ridge, Colorado!

Ever wondered what that plant is you are looking at? With this app’s species identification guide, you can narrow down the list of possible species to identify it! Record your observations, and upload them to the website once you are back with cell reception. The more observations we get from you, the better scientists at the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site will be able to carry out their research on how species are responding to climate change!

Not able to visit Niwot Ridge? Use this app to identify and record your observations of alpine plants across the Rocky Mountains, where some of the same plant species are found. Visit luminousid.org to check out all species observations.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

A comprehensive species identification field guide, with the option to upload observations of all these plant species.

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App Privacy

The developer, Nathalie Chardon, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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

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