iNaturalist Alternatives

    iNaturalist is described as 'Get outside, and observe an individual organism. Pick something wild and take a clear, full frame photo. If you already have a photo of something wild, add it now. You can also use the iNaturalist mobile apps to record observations'. There are more than 10 alternatives to iNaturalist for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Android Tablet and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Pl@ntNet, which is free. Other great apps like iNaturalist are Gardenia (Free), Leafsnap (Free), Agrio (Freemium) and PlantSnap (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 8, 2021

      • FreeProprietary
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      Pl@ntNet is an image sharing and retrieval application for the identification of plants. It is developed by scientists from four French research organisations (Cirad, INRA, Inria and IRD), and the Tela Botanica network, with the financial support of Agropolis fondation.
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      Manage your garden with style and discover precious tips on how to take care of your plants! Organize tasks and set smart gardening reminders: Gardenia will be your essential green helper!
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    1. Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution.
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      Agrio is an artificial intelligence-based precision agriculture solution that helps you to remotely monitor, identify, and treat plant diseases and pests in your field, farm, and garden.
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      Instantly identify plants of all kinds: flowers, trees, succulents, mushrooms, cacti and more.
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    2. Garden Answers is the revolutionary plant identification app that instantly identifies over 20,000 plants and gives you accurate and detailed information about it.
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    3. This simple site gives you access into the incredible Trefle plant database. Search all the plants of the world (almost!) over multiple criteria, get up-to-date information, taxonomical references, images and more. Now includes image recognition.
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      he Flora Incognita App enables you to identify plants automatically quickly, easily and accurately .
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      Plant identification app for iPhone and Android. Just take a photo of an unknown plant (or moss, lichen and even fungi) and get it identified by an international team of experts
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      Plantifier is a free community based plant image recognition app. It allows you to upload a photo of an unknown plant. The users of the MyGarden.org community behind this free tool will try to recognise the plant photo as soon as possible and give you an answer to your question!
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