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Public-images-osm logo.svg natural = plant
A plant. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: Natural
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: in use


Unspecific tag for a plant.

Please consider a more specific tag first, such as natural=tree or natural=shrub. Avoid mapping short-living objects.

How to map

Place a node (node) at the location of the plant with the tag natural=plant. (Definition of "plant" as used by this tag: a plant with no permanent woody stem (not the other definition of "plant" that means every member of the kingdom Plantae).

Additional tags

  • name=* - Describes the official name given to the plant (in most cases there are none).
  • check_date=* - Describes when this plant was observed.
  • colour=* - Describes the colour of the plant; when observed.
  • height=* - Describes the height of the plant.
  • width=* - Describes the width of the plant.
  • genus=* - Describes the scientific name of the genus (first part of the scientific name).
  • species=* - Describes the scientific name of the species.
  • taxon=* - Describes of the scientific name; describing any taxonomic level; e.g. order, family, genus, species, sub-species or cultivar.


A woodruff:

Tagging mistake

If you know places with this tag, verify if it could be tagged with another tag.
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See also