Discovering the wonderful world of nature that exists around you is as easy as grabbing your smartphone and snapping a picture. Whether it is a flower you want to know more about, or a tree, or getting tips for taking care of a plant, there several great identifier apps available that do more than just give you an ID of what you’re looking at – although that’s pretty cool, too! Here at Phoenix Flower Shops we’ve done the tough for you and put together a listing of the best plant and flower identification apps available. It’ll be hard to choose just one!
Show Off Your Botany Smarts with These Plant Identification Apps
What’s That Flower?
Instead of uploading a photo, this app asks several basic questions about any plant or flower you want to be identified. Choose the color, habitat, and number of petals and you’ll instantly be presented with matching results of what it could be. Also, each result has detailed data on the flower with a gallery of additional images and taxonomy too. This app is free or for an ad-free premium version, there is a charge.
Take a picture of a flower or plant and get a result immediately with the PictureThis app. Referring to itself a “botanist in your pocket,” this app utilizes artificial intelligence technology to recognize user’s submissions and alleges a 99% accuracy rate. So far, over 27 million plants have been identified. Additionally, PictureThis offers growing and care tips, disease identification, and pest control information along with a social network for flower lovers. This is a subscription-based app with a free 7-day trial.
A popular plant and flower identification app, FlowerChecker doesn’t use computer technology to identify plants and flowers, instead it employs real expert botanists who analyze each photo. Just submit a picture of a plant or flower you want identified ( they also can identify unknown moss, fungi, and lichen), and within minutes you could have a result. Most IDs are delivered in less than an hour, but some may take several hours. Due to humans being involved, they claim a higher accuracy rate and charge .99 cents for each identification. If an ID cannot be made, you will not be charged.
PlantNet is a free app that was developed by scientists. It uses visual recognition software to study a photo and present potential matches. PlantNet has over 4,100 species of flora in their database which “learns” every time a user adds a photo to it. Besides plants, this app also identifies trees, conifers, grasses, ferns, vines, and cacti.
More ID Apps for Plant and Flower Lovers
Plantix – Identifies plants, diseases, and different plant problems and includes information on growing crops and other plants.
LeafSnap – Identifies tree species based on pictures of their leaves.
PlantSnap – Identification app with over 625,000 species of plants, cacti, flowers, succulents, and mushrooms.
Finally, for all of the wildflower lovers, there are numerous free wildflower apps which cover the North American and Canadian regions.