Plant identification API

Pricing

The base price is 5 eurocents per request.
It gets cheaper for high volumes of identification. Tell us what you need.

Accuracy

Depends on quality of the provided photo(s). Usually it’s near 90%.
Check out our demo to test us.

API Reference overview

The API is documented on plantid.docs.apiary.io; and there are three endpoints

Result of the identification is a list of records showing possible plant species (taxons). Each records contains:
  • scientific name of the plant
  • probability (certainty level)
  • representative images of the suggested taxon (check “adaptive representative image” in FAQ)
  • common name (not always present)
  • url — link to the plant description, usually Wikipedia
Example code in Python and Java

Naive implementation is available on Github. All requests require an access key, ask for it here.

API for (human) expert based plant identification

We offer also (different) API for identifications made by human experts. Basically this is the access to FlowerChecker’s backend. The identification takes up to 24 hours and the price is 0.6 USD per request. If you are interested, ping us on business@flowerchecker.com