Flaunt your plant and flower knowledge to your family and friends by having a useful and informative flower and plant identification app on your smartphone! In a matter of moments, you’ll be able to identify and talk knowledgeably about a countless variety of flowers and plants that you may come across.
Of course, you could always visit your local top-rated Wayne, NJ, florist, Bosland’s Flower Shop, and talk to any of our flower experts, but in the meantime, read the list we put together for you of exceptional plant identification apps.
Our Favorite Plant & Flower Identification Apps
Swiftly and easily get a plant or flower identification with PlantSpot, a plant education and identification app available for iOS devices. All you need to do is take a picture, upload it to the app, and quickly get your results. This app uses AI technology and machine learning to identify flowers, plants, and trees. Also, PlantSpot provides detailed information about the plant, including how to take care of it, and when it’s time to fertilize and water.
Plantix is a flower and plant identification app for Android users. It identifies plants and also common plant diseases. This app has a feature that allows users to connect and submit regional or local plant information. Plantix free and has no ads or in-app purchases.
What’s That Flower?
This is an app that does not rely on photos to identify flowers and plants, but rather uses answers you provide to questions it poses about what you’re looking at. It starts with asking the color, region, and number of petals your specimen has, and then it will provide several matching images for what it could be. What’s That Flower has more than 600 types of flowers and it’s a lot of fun to scroll through viewing at and learning more about them. This is a free app with ads but also offers a paid ad-free version.
Ever wish you had a botanist friend you could send pictures of flowers to and have them identify it? Well, with the FlowerChecker app, you do! Instead of supercomputer algorithms, there are actual botany experts who examine your photo and identify it for you. Their team claims to be able to identify over 90% of all plant species, including lichen, moss, and fungi. Most results take only minutes or up to an hour while other responses could take several hours. Since this app involves humans, there is a charge of .99 cents for each correct ID. There is no charge if they are unable to identify your specimen.
PictureThis is a popular app that uses artificial intelligence to identify pictures of flowers and plants. So far, this app had identified 27 million plants and claims 99% accuracy. Other features include tips on watering, controlling pests, disease identification, and a social network for plant lovers to communicate. This is a paid app but comes with a free 7-day trial.
More Nature Identification Apps
- NatureGate – Has a database of over 700 species of plants for identification and identifies fish, birds, and butterflies, too.
- iNaturalist – Connects you with a community of more than 400.000 naturalists and scientists to help identify plants and animals that exist around you.
- LeafSnap – IDs tree species based on photographs of their leaves.
- Wildflower Apps – Covering every region in the U.S. for all the wildflower lovers out there.