Plant identification API

Free trial

Pricing

The base price is €0.05 per request.
There are significant discounts for higher volumes of identifications. Tell us what you need on business@plant.id

Accuracy

Depends on the quality of provided photo(s). The average is around 85%.
Check out our demo to test us.

API Reference overview

This machine learning based plant identification API is documented on Github.com/Plant-id; there are four important endpoints:

Check the documentation on Github for all of the endpoints.
Result of the identification is a list of entries showing likely plant taxons (species or genus). Each record contains the following:
  • scientific name of the plant in Latin
  • probability – certainty level of the identification
  • representative images of the suggested species (check details about similar images and video explainer)
  • common names – for major world languages
  • url – link to a webpage with detailed information, usually Wikipedia
  • taxonomy – taxonomic classification of the plant (if available)
  • description – description of the plant from Wikipedia (if available)
Example code

Naive implementation is available on Github for Python, Javascript and PHP.  All requests require an access key, you are welcome to ask for a trial.

API for (human) expert based plant identification

We also offer (a different) API for identifications made by human experts. Basically, the FlowerChecker’s backend can be accessed with the API. The identification takes up to 24 hours and the price is 0.8 USD per request. If you are interested, drop us an email on business@flowerchecker.com