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PlantNet Plant Identification

PlantNet Plant Identification

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Observation and help for the identification of wild plants

4.6 Ratings 171K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    The world is home to various types of plants and trees, making it difficult to recognize uncommon ones. With over 1000 different plant species, you can be overwhelmed. Whether you’re a gardener, researcher or just came across a plant for the first time, you can identify it from your smartphone.
    img by Susan
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Help your children to better study and understand the several plants on planet Earth. This tool provides information about plants; all you have to do is upload their pictures, and it’ll give you their names and features immediately. It recognizes more than 20,000 plants.
    img by Stefan
    7 months ago
  • Awesome App May 24, 2020

    By Davidwtd
    I’m a total novice so I can’t follow all the Family/ Genus stuff. It’s over my head. But the app lends itself to basic use too by listing the common names. My favorite part though is when you search a plant, the options offer pics of the flower, leaves, bark, etc.. There’s even a Wikipedia tab so you can read about the plant which can help in identification. Because it’s user driven, there’s good and bad. The good: TONS of submitted photos. The bad: Not all the submitted pics will be of the advertised plant (just means someone made a poor identification and “contributed” it to the database). This can fool you into thinking it’s something it’s not. It’s also up to the user network to “validate” everyone’s observations. Sadly there’s no flora-genius overseeing the thousands of contributions to determine the accuracy. That’s just wishful thinking. You’re relying on someone plant-savvy to stumble across your contribution and choose to validate you. Overall a kickass app. And it’s free! I’m learning slowly, but learning a lot.
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Uda Delbanco
    To identify a flower or leaf or plant of any kind (wild or domestic), I just take a picture on my phone, then click on the app and make a "New Observation", saying whether I want to identify a leaf, or flower, etc. Then, after just a few seconds, it gives me a range of images from other users which match my image, and the common as well as the Latin name. Usually, further down the page, other images which match my image slightly less well are offered as alternatives. It's a great, fast app!
  • PlantNet Apr 29, 2020

    By misssnailpail
    During covid-19 sheltering and shutdowns, my plant love has rekindled ever brighter on my neighborhood walks. Of all the 4 plant apps i downloaded to help me identify the abundance of flaura here, PlantNet is my #1 go to. It makes me happy and is extremely user friendly to navigate. So much so, i want to interview these awesome developers to learn from their mastery and see if maybe there is a way to work with them develop an ocean app that keeps percolating for me. It involved coral reef restoration - art, sci, tech, international community involvement. I'm not an avid app user, yet this app inspires and delivers. I am an artist working with ecology; so grateful for PlantNet. Thanks for creating this wonderful world of fun and discovery to keep me engaged with beautiful aliveness during the pandemic.
  • May 31, 2021

    By Truly Infamous
    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.
  • My Fav App, But Mar 15, 2021

    By Honeypouf
    This is really the only app I use for Plant ID. I like the community effort that goes into the data, especially different photo inputs from people because it helps me compare and see slight differences for comparison. It’s the app I recommend to other plant enthusiasts. I prefer it because I like the layout, it’s usability, and it’s accessibility. Other apps are behind a paywall or require sign up with personal information; I never get far enough to use them - I delete those almost as soon as they are installed. One thing I dislike about this app is that while more information for the plants are available by clicking on the plant name after you ID your photo(s) is that there is no way to highlight the text to copy/paste OR share the findings with another. I have to manually look up the plant again in a search engine using the common name and then find the Wiki article again. I can’t memorize the scientific names, or type them all out when sharing on the go in a busy day.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Emma Lee Franklin
    One of the better AIs and UIs as far as plant ID apps go. Allowing 4 images means a better result than some apps that require a single specifically cropped photo. Plants are based on region and NOT US based. Contributions require user validations and can often get lost in the flow having no way to see pending contributions for specific plants. Validated contributions get uploaded to the Global Biodiversity Information Database giving scientists access to user contributed data.
  • Solid app Jun 10, 2020

    By Watny86
    I’ve always been in love with the natural world and this app has opened a whole new door to it for me. It’s only the 2nd app like this I’ve tried but Plantnet has exceeded my expectations. Only a couple small deviations I’ve found so far that if worked out could help take away one of the ?’s when trying to identify a plant and improve the over all quality When I search a identical picture of a plant from my LG phone and IPad I get two different results. For example, I had 5 results on the LG and 11 on the iPad. I believe the lesser number of results is always the same to the larger but why two different results? Also little more detail about the environment where they originated, uses, lifespan, are they threatened or endangered and a short summary how to care for would be amazing! It’s a great app though. Well done Plantnet! Can’t wait to continue growing my collection and discovering more of this near secret world of botany around us all.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By scarlet_ _man
    A must for any gardener. Garden advice and opinion is plentiful, but first one has to know what the plant actually is, which is where this app helps. Having moved to a house with a well stocked but in places overgrown garden, this has been a huge help as to sorting things out.
  • Awesome App May 24, 2020

    By Davidwtd
    I’m a total novice so I can’t follow all the Family/ Genus stuff. It’s over my head. But the app lends itself to basic use too by listing the common names. My favorite part though is when you search a plant, the options offer pics of the flower, leaves, bark, etc.. There’s even a Wikipedia tab so you can read about the plant which can help in identification. Because it’s user driven, there’s good and bad. The good: TONS of submitted photos. The bad: Not all the submitted pics will be of the advertised plant (just means someone made a poor identification and “contributed” it to the database). This can fool you into thinking it’s something it’s not. It’s also up to the user network to “validate” everyone’s observations. Sadly there’s no flora-genius overseeing the thousands of contributions to determine the accuracy. That’s just wishful thinking. You’re relying on someone plant-savvy to stumble across your contribution and choose to validate you. Overall a kickass app. And it’s free! I’m learning slowly, but learning a lot.
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Uda Delbanco
    To identify a flower or leaf or plant of any kind (wild or domestic), I just take a picture on my phone, then click on the app and make a "New Observation", saying whether I want to identify a leaf, or flower, etc. Then, after just a few seconds, it gives me a range of images from other users which match my image, and the common as well as the Latin name. Usually, further down the page, other images which match my image slightly less well are offered as alternatives. It's a great, fast app!
  • PlantNet Apr 29, 2020

    By misssnailpail
    During covid-19 sheltering and shutdowns, my plant love has rekindled ever brighter on my neighborhood walks. Of all the 4 plant apps i downloaded to help me identify the abundance of flaura here, PlantNet is my #1 go to. It makes me happy and is extremely user friendly to navigate. So much so, i want to interview these awesome developers to learn from their mastery and see if maybe there is a way to work with them develop an ocean app that keeps percolating for me. It involved coral reef restoration - art, sci, tech, international community involvement. I'm not an avid app user, yet this app inspires and delivers. I am an artist working with ecology; so grateful for PlantNet. Thanks for creating this wonderful world of fun and discovery to keep me engaged with beautiful aliveness during the pandemic.
  • May 31, 2021

    By Truly Infamous
    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.
  • My Fav App, But Mar 15, 2021

    By Honeypouf
    This is really the only app I use for Plant ID. I like the community effort that goes into the data, especially different photo inputs from people because it helps me compare and see slight differences for comparison. It’s the app I recommend to other plant enthusiasts. I prefer it because I like the layout, it’s usability, and it’s accessibility. Other apps are behind a paywall or require sign up with personal information; I never get far enough to use them - I delete those almost as soon as they are installed. One thing I dislike about this app is that while more information for the plants are available by clicking on the plant name after you ID your photo(s) is that there is no way to highlight the text to copy/paste OR share the findings with another. I have to manually look up the plant again in a search engine using the common name and then find the Wiki article again. I can’t memorize the scientific names, or type them all out when sharing on the go in a busy day.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Emma Lee Franklin
    One of the better AIs and UIs as far as plant ID apps go. Allowing 4 images means a better result than some apps that require a single specifically cropped photo. Plants are based on region and NOT US based. Contributions require user validations and can often get lost in the flow having no way to see pending contributions for specific plants. Validated contributions get uploaded to the Global Biodiversity Information Database giving scientists access to user contributed data.
  • Solid app Jun 10, 2020

    By Watny86
    I’ve always been in love with the natural world and this app has opened a whole new door to it for me. It’s only the 2nd app like this I’ve tried but Plantnet has exceeded my expectations. Only a couple small deviations I’ve found so far that if worked out could help take away one of the ?’s when trying to identify a plant and improve the over all quality When I search a identical picture of a plant from my LG phone and IPad I get two different results. For example, I had 5 results on the LG and 11 on the iPad. I believe the lesser number of results is always the same to the larger but why two different results? Also little more detail about the environment where they originated, uses, lifespan, are they threatened or endangered and a short summary how to care for would be amazing! It’s a great app though. Well done Plantnet! Can’t wait to continue growing my collection and discovering more of this near secret world of botany around us all.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By scarlet_ _man
    A must for any gardener. Garden advice and opinion is plentiful, but first one has to know what the plant actually is, which is where this app helps. Having moved to a house with a well stocked but in places overgrown garden, this has been a huge help as to sorting things out.
  • Change and accuracy Apr 14, 2021

    By Cool jey
    Writing this to help development. I’ve used this app a few years but haven’t used in last 6 months months or so until recently. It used to be extremely accurate in id’ing my pics with a plant - I’m not looking up any unusual plants, I just forget the names of common plants. however the past few times ( in the last month or two), the app does not come close to identifying a match. It seems to be related to a change to this auto flora filter that wasn’t there before but I really don’t know. I’ve noticed when I expanded outside the US flora it found my plant last time. Which is odd considering I’m in the US! But in any case, something has changed that is impacting accuracy that I’ve not experienced in the past. Maybe it’s just dumb luck ( or unluck) but it may be worth the feedback.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Jay Fowler
    This app is excellent and you can identify as many plants as you want. It has options for flower, leaf, bark, and more, and you can even add multiple photos to the current ID (one of bark and one of leaves, for example) to help get a better match. It works smoothly for me and seems to give great matches, especially for flowers.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Celina Laverty
    Be careful! I had no idea I was going to be charged. Probably my fault BUT IT IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE to figure out how to stop them from charging you! I tried dumping the app. A notice pops up saying that deleting the app won't stop me from being charged. I spent a lot of time just trying to cancel. ALOT OF TIME! I wouldn't suggest doing the trial because its probably just as hard to stop. On the other hand, I think it's identification of plants IS pretty good. About 97% accuracy or better.
  • Jun 18, 2021

    By Ike Bottema
    When I used this app last summer I had no problem using it. Now with the lastest May update my Android 11 Pixel is missing the buttons allowing picture IDing. Edit in response to the developer: Yes indeed I'd like to know there the buttons are as well. On my Pixel 3a XL they do not appear.
  • img Community
    The world is home to various types of plants and trees, making it difficult to recognize uncommon ones. With over 1000 different plant species, you can be overwhelmed. Whether you’re a gardener, researcher or just came across a plant for the first time, you can identify it from your smartphone.
    img by Susan
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Help your children to better study and understand the several plants on planet Earth. This tool provides information about plants; all you have to do is upload their pictures, and it’ll give you their names and features immediately. It recognizes more than 20,000 plants.
    img by Stefan
    7 months ago

No reviews available

  • Awesome App May 24, 2020

    By Davidwtd
    I’m a total novice so I can’t follow all the Family/ Genus stuff. It’s over my head. But the app lends itself to basic use too by listing the common names. My favorite part though is when you search a plant, the options offer pics of the flower, leaves, bark, etc.. There’s even a Wikipedia tab so you can read about the plant which can help in identification. Because it’s user driven, there’s good and bad. The good: TONS of submitted photos. The bad: Not all the submitted pics will be of the advertised plant (just means someone made a poor identification and “contributed” it to the database). This can fool you into thinking it’s something it’s not. It’s also up to the user network to “validate” everyone’s observations. Sadly there’s no flora-genius overseeing the thousands of contributions to determine the accuracy. That’s just wishful thinking. You’re relying on someone plant-savvy to stumble across your contribution and choose to validate you. Overall a kickass app. And it’s free! I’m learning slowly, but learning a lot.
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Uda Delbanco
    To identify a flower or leaf or plant of any kind (wild or domestic), I just take a picture on my phone, then click on the app and make a "New Observation", saying whether I want to identify a leaf, or flower, etc. Then, after just a few seconds, it gives me a range of images from other users which match my image, and the common as well as the Latin name. Usually, further down the page, other images which match my image slightly less well are offered as alternatives. It's a great, fast app!
  • PlantNet Apr 29, 2020

    By misssnailpail
    During covid-19 sheltering and shutdowns, my plant love has rekindled ever brighter on my neighborhood walks. Of all the 4 plant apps i downloaded to help me identify the abundance of flaura here, PlantNet is my #1 go to. It makes me happy and is extremely user friendly to navigate. So much so, i want to interview these awesome developers to learn from their mastery and see if maybe there is a way to work with them develop an ocean app that keeps percolating for me. It involved coral reef restoration - art, sci, tech, international community involvement. I'm not an avid app user, yet this app inspires and delivers. I am an artist working with ecology; so grateful for PlantNet. Thanks for creating this wonderful world of fun and discovery to keep me engaged with beautiful aliveness during the pandemic.
  • May 31, 2021

    By Truly Infamous
    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.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Emma Lee Franklin
    One of the better AIs and UIs as far as plant ID apps go. Allowing 4 images means a better result than some apps that require a single specifically cropped photo. Plants are based on region and NOT US based. Contributions require user validations and can often get lost in the flow having no way to see pending contributions for specific plants. Validated contributions get uploaded to the Global Biodiversity Information Database giving scientists access to user contributed data.
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By scarlet_ _man
    A must for any gardener. Garden advice and opinion is plentiful, but first one has to know what the plant actually is, which is where this app helps. Having moved to a house with a well stocked but in places overgrown garden, this has been a huge help as to sorting things out.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Jay Fowler
    This app is excellent and you can identify as many plants as you want. It has options for flower, leaf, bark, and more, and you can even add multiple photos to the current ID (one of bark and one of leaves, for example) to help get a better match. It works smoothly for me and seems to give great matches, especially for flowers.
  • So helpful, love it Jun 10, 2019

    By Peter Dont Buy Anything
    unlike most other apps like this in the app store, this is completely free. no in app purchases, not even any ads! i love how with non-native plants, if there is no native match, the search engine will suggest plants from other parts of the world, and that has really come in handy. it is also great in that with any picture, you can choose what part of the plant is in the picture/what you’d like to identify, and along with the closest match, it also gives other possibilities and relatives. great app, all i ask is that you don’t sell out and start making this cost money!
  • Jun 13, 2021

    By Jessica Pasanen
    Pretty neat way to explore and learn about the natural world of flora. I've been having fun trying to identify and learn about plants everywhere from the park, my yard and indoor plants. It's nice that it provides different suggestions that you can dig deeper into to figure out what your specimen is. Also, I love that it's free and doesn't push ads or try to sell you something.
  • Incredibly Significant!👍🤩🤯😱 May 20, 2020

    By Caleb Lichty
    This is one of the most accurate apps I have ever had in my life! I’ve been discovering what the weird wildflowers in my yard were and it’s all thanks to this app. Now, I know so much about flowers and plants and what they are! I love gardening and flowers so this app is majorly helping me. If anyone is an outdoor guy like me, this is THE APP!!! The best part is is that it’s FREE!!!!!!!!!!!🤩🤩🤩🤩 Thank you for inventing such a nice app that’s helpful! I’m showing this to my family so they can experience the greatness of this app!
  • My Fav App, But Mar 15, 2021

    By Honeypouf
    This is really the only app I use for Plant ID. I like the community effort that goes into the data, especially different photo inputs from people because it helps me compare and see slight differences for comparison. It’s the app I recommend to other plant enthusiasts. I prefer it because I like the layout, it’s usability, and it’s accessibility. Other apps are behind a paywall or require sign up with personal information; I never get far enough to use them - I delete those almost as soon as they are installed. One thing I dislike about this app is that while more information for the plants are available by clicking on the plant name after you ID your photo(s) is that there is no way to highlight the text to copy/paste OR share the findings with another. I have to manually look up the plant again in a search engine using the common name and then find the Wiki article again. I can’t memorize the scientific names, or type them all out when sharing on the go in a busy day.
  • Solid app Jun 10, 2020

    By Watny86
    I’ve always been in love with the natural world and this app has opened a whole new door to it for me. It’s only the 2nd app like this I’ve tried but Plantnet has exceeded my expectations. Only a couple small deviations I’ve found so far that if worked out could help take away one of the ?’s when trying to identify a plant and improve the over all quality When I search a identical picture of a plant from my LG phone and IPad I get two different results. For example, I had 5 results on the LG and 11 on the iPad. I believe the lesser number of results is always the same to the larger but why two different results? Also little more detail about the environment where they originated, uses, lifespan, are they threatened or endangered and a short summary how to care for would be amazing! It’s a great app though. Well done Plantnet! Can’t wait to continue growing my collection and discovering more of this near secret world of botany around us all.
  • Good app Jul 24, 2020

    By Bindybox
    I use this app together with another app. This helps me narrow down or confirm this app’s identification. PlantNet seems to be right most of the time, which cannot be said for some other apps... I wish, however, that the app makers would amend a feature: under the information section that comes in the plant’s description, the “Uses” section would be more accurate and scientifically based. It is not valid to state that a plant is a “weed”, particularly if it is native to an area, possibly experiencing decline in numbers due to habitat destruction, and essential for ecosystem function. Even if a plant is successful and aggressive (sometimes obnoxiously so), it is not a weed if it is native.
  • Enjoy the learning process! Jun 1, 2021

    By Rae-J
    I do like the simple way that a picture can give you a more detailed idea of at least the family is in the various plants. I also have a desire to get better at using herbal remedies to treat many problems most rely on prescriptions to treat. I am interested in learning more about the herbal plants that also cure health issues. This can be used for identification of the plants in the wild or what is already growing around us. It just requires the person also consult a good manual on herbal medicine.
  • Awesome 👍 Nov 17, 2020

    By showstopper891
    I love this app. It is a great app! I highly recommend this app for plant identification. But there are a few cons... I don’t love how you are not allowed to say you don’t know what category it is in. When the option is there?! But it is a great app. I also don’t like that even if you get a clear picture it says unidentifiable. I get you can get everything but say sorry the app does not know. If I could I would give this a 4 and a half. Overall great app
  • The AI is great, other details... Jun 24, 2020

    By This nickname was taken2
    It’s amazing to watch the ID happen moments after uploading one pic. Other details of the app are not great. I kept trying to add a pic from my camera roll and then supplement w a newly taken photo of the same specimen. Not possible, plus renders the first set of pics unsubmittable. Also adding pics from camera roll causes them to be duplicated in the roll. Annoying. Barebones explanations generally. Not at all clear what the stars mean.
  • Change and accuracy Apr 14, 2021

    By Cool jey
    Writing this to help development. I’ve used this app a few years but haven’t used in last 6 months months or so until recently. It used to be extremely accurate in id’ing my pics with a plant - I’m not looking up any unusual plants, I just forget the names of common plants. however the past few times ( in the last month or two), the app does not come close to identifying a match. It seems to be related to a change to this auto flora filter that wasn’t there before but I really don’t know. I’ve noticed when I expanded outside the US flora it found my plant last time. Which is odd considering I’m in the US! But in any case, something has changed that is impacting accuracy that I’ve not experienced in the past. Maybe it’s just dumb luck ( or unluck) but it may be worth the feedback.
  • Jun 7, 2021

    By Keith Rhodes
    The idea of PlantNet is great, and it has helped me identify a lot of plants that I've found growing wild. However, I find the interface of the Android app somewhat clumsy, especially in the integration with the file manager when selecting several photographs. The interface of the PlantNet website is much better.
  • Not sure it’s trustworthy Sep 16, 2020

    By AG_Baja
    I don’t know whether to believe the results I’m getting from this app. I found pictures of my ice plant but they called it a Hottentot Fig! Figs, really? Then I found pictures of a cactus I have which it called Long Spine Cactus...but it has almost no spines, certainly not long ones. And mixed in with those photos was one of a prickly pear...a very different shape! So if the app allows users to misidentify a plant but still upload their photo (into the wrong place), isn’t that just going to cause chaos & confusion?

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  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Celina Laverty
    Be careful! I had no idea I was going to be charged. Probably my fault BUT IT IS NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE to figure out how to stop them from charging you! I tried dumping the app. A notice pops up saying that deleting the app won't stop me from being charged. I spent a lot of time just trying to cancel. ALOT OF TIME! I wouldn't suggest doing the trial because its probably just as hard to stop. On the other hand, I think it's identification of plants IS pretty good. About 97% accuracy or better.
  • Jun 18, 2021

    By Ike Bottema
    When I used this app last summer I had no problem using it. Now with the lastest May update my Android 11 Pixel is missing the buttons allowing picture IDing. Edit in response to the developer: Yes indeed I'd like to know there the buttons are as well. On my Pixel 3a XL they do not appear.

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