Plant identification API

Free trial


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


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; 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 taxon (check Adaptive representative image in FAQ)
  • common names – depends on the specified language, not always present
  • 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 in Python

Naive implementation is available on Github. 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 0.6 USD per request. If you are interested, drop us an email on