Plant identification service by human experts

Looking for automated solution? Check our Plant.id service.

What is it about?

You simply take a picture of an unknown plant (or moss, lichen and even fungi) and send it to our team of experts, who will identify it for you.

The identification is not computer-based, real people are behind it!


It depends, minutes to hours. However, so far we have been able to answer within an hour in more than 50% cases.

Since the identification process requires human involvement, each identification is paid, the cost is ~ 1 USD (using in-app purchase). No charge is applied when we fail to identify your plant.
Some plants are not easy to identify. Try to capture photos of the whole plant and different plant parts such as flower, leaf or stem. It will help us with the identification and thus shorten our response time!
We do our best to identify your photos correctly, but we are not always 100 % sure. We will always let you know how certain we are. We provide no guarantee for our answers.
All uploaded requests are stored in our database for market analysis. By uploading images, you grant FlowerChecker non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use the images.
It depends whether your knowledge would be a contribution for our team. But send us an e-mail anyway!
Yes! Actually we provide API for machine learning based plant identification, but also -- if you need the best possible accuracy, we offer an API for our team of human experts. Check the details on product page of Plant.id.
Leave us an e-mail info@flowerchecker.com. We will be grateful for any kind of feedback :). Please do not use this e-mail for plant identification requests.

Some of our botanist experts


  • Ph.D. student of botany & lecturer at the Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University, Brno
  • My specialization: geophytes, genome size, phenology, morphology, ecology
  • My favorites: Karst areas, south, ornamental & crop plants, coding games


  • Working at the Department of Environment in Brno
  • Besides botany, I am interested in mycology, butterflies and wildlife photography
  • My specialization: European broomrapes (parasitical plants, Orobanchaceae family)


  • Graduated the University of Maryland, Biological sciences, Agriculture
  • Naturalist and home gardener, lifelong passion for plants and environmental science
  • Writer for Dave's Garden since March 2008, 140+ articles, over a million views
  • I specialize in native plants of Eastern United States and houseplants

For your business

We can offer machine learning based plant identification API for various aplications:
  • Gardening mobile apps
  • Environment research
  • Phytosociological sampling
  • Agriculture applications like precise fertilization

Contact us at business@flowerchecker.com or check Plant.id product.

Please don't send us plant identification request to this e-mail address please; you can talk to our chatbot instead)

FlowerChecker founders

Ondřej Veselý

  • Mixture of startup optimist, corporate agile worker, non-profit entusiastics dreamer and strict science analyst
  • Linkedin
  • Python developer in Kiwi.com, Teacher on Masaryk university
  • Ethics expert for European Commission; specialisation on IT, R&D and AI
  • For FlowerChecker I play an CEO role

Jiří Thran Řihák

Ondřej Vild