tracking invasive plant species

For the Environment Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and Natural Resources Wales

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After more than 10 years the PlantTracker project has now been officially discontinued.  This project was designed to help combat the spread of the UK’s most problematic invasive, non-native plant species.  It has been replaced by a new project called INNS Mapper.  In its lifetime, PlantTracker:

  • Generated over 25,000 unique records of invasive, non-native plants.
  • Featured on BBC Countryfile and widely in the press.
  • Helped the EA and other bodies deal quickly and efficiently with outbreaks of floating pennywort and other key INNS.

Identify the suspects

PlantTracker features a clean, simple interface focused on showing images of the plants to aid identification. You can ‘favourite’ species for quick reference and make use of search / filter functionality to quickly find what you are looking for

Submit a record

Go on, it’s easy! Take a photo, find your location (using device geo-location or inbuilt mapping) and tell us how much is present. Once you’ve entered the required details the app can submit the data directly to the national database where it’s verified by experts.

Visit the replacement project for PlantTracker…

INNS Mapper is the replacement for PlantTracker.  It now includes new features such as management options, route tracking and crowd-sourced verification of records – and allows you to record more than just plants.


INNS Mapper Website