Plant Identifications remain impacted by previous Covid restrictions. We apologise for any delays in processing requests
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria provides a range of identification services for plants and fungi. Successful identification of material relies on access to the extensive botanical library and comprehensive dried specimen collection held at the National Herbarium of Victoria.
The service is provided to government agencies, consultants, and the general public.
The plant identification service does not provide:
- medical advice, although, we will attempt to identify plants suspected in poisonings
- identifications based on images alone
- identifications of agricultural plant cultivars
- identifications of wood and timber
- identifications of plant pests and diseases
- identifications of tree roots
- advice on weed control and herbicide use
- general gardening advice
- commercial recommendations, for example in relation to availability of plants for horticulture