We study nonlinear control systems in the plane, affine with respect to control. We introduce two sets of feedback equivariants forming a phase portrait PP and a parameterized phase portrait PPP of the system. The phase portrait PP consists of an equilibrium set E, a critical set C (parameterized, for PPP), an optimality index, a canonical foliation and a drift direction. We show that under weak generic assumptions the phase portraits determine, locally, the feedback and orbital feedback equivalence class of a system. The basic role is played by the critical set C and the critical vector field on C. We also study local classification problems for systems and their families.