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Photos of Taraxacum sp., Leontodon hispidus and Pilosella officinarum


Do you want to learn to identify plants from Britain and Ireland correctly, confidently and accurately, to learn how to use a Flora and to follow a botanical key? Identiplant could be the answer. Created to take near beginners to an intermediate level, Identiplant is for those who want to get started with serious botany. Use the menu at the top of the page to explore more about the course.


Applications for Identiplant in 2024 are now closed. Applications for 2025 will open on 1 December 2024.

If you missed the application window for this year (closing date was 31 Dec), and would like to be notified when applications open again for 2025, you can express your interest below.

You can find more information on applications here.

Register your interest here

Become a Tutor

We are no longer actively recruiting new Tutors for the 2024 Identiplant cohort. If you are interested in applying for 2025, please feel free to express your interest at any time, ideally by September. We are particularly looking to recruit new Tutors in Cumbria, East of England, Herts and Middlesex, Kent and the south west of England.

For more information and to submit an expression of interest, head here.

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

The BSBI is for everyone who cares about the wild plants of Britain and Ireland. Since 1836, we've been promoting the study, understanding and enjoyment of British and Irish botany. Identiplant officially became part of BSBI in 2022, after ten years of leadership from founder and author Brenda Harold and a team of volunteers. To find out more about the work of BSBI and how to get involved, visit our website.