Not just for nature enthusiasts, some of today’s plant and flower identification apps are so advanced and easy to use, they can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to understand more about the plants and flowers around them. It’s as simple as taking a photo and receiving instant information on the name, species, taxonomy, growing tips, and more about the plant or flower you’re interested in. Each app has its own unique features, which is why we here at Norton’s Florists, Birmingham’s top flower shop, have put together a list of best-reviewed ID apps to help you choose one (or two).
Plant & Flower Identifier Apps You’ll Want to Use Every Day
Upload a picture of a flower, berry, leaf, plant, etc. and the PictureThis app will quickly identify it using artificial intelligence technology. With a database of over a thousand plants, there are also features on how to care for your plants and keep pests and plant diseases at bay. The developers claim a 99% accuracy rating and that this app has identified over 27 million plants so far. PictureThis is a paid subscription app but does offer a free 7-day trial.
Identify plants in a snap with PlantSnap, an innovative app from Earth.com. Its database has over 625,000 species that include plants, cacti, flowers, mushrooms, and succulents, and has a 94% accuracy score. Available in over 30 languages, PlantSnap also has helpful tutorials for you to maximize its use. PlantSnap is powered by AI and “deep learning” which means it improves and learns every time an image is uploaded to it. PlantSnap is free with a premium version also available.
For a different sort of identifier app, check out FlowerChecker. Once you upload a photo of a plant or flower, instead of a computer algorithm, a team of botany experts will analyze and identify your photo. Though not as immediate as other apps, most of the results are generated within minutes, but some may take up to an hour or more. The developer claims this app has higher accuracy than others since experts are providing the IDs rather than computers. There are no ads and their accuracy is rate is over 90%. As there is a human element involved, there is a charge of .99 cents for each identification. There is no charge for photos that can’t be identified.
What’s That Flower?
A popular app that does not use photo uploads, What’s That Flower instead starts with a couple of basic questions in order to identify a particular flower. First, you enter the flower’s color, then it’s habitat, and then the number of petals it has. Next, the app will show you several images of what your flower could be. Along with each image is specific information about the flower including growing advice, care, and taxonomy. This is a useful app for identifying flowers you are trying to recall from memory. This app is free and available only for Android devices at the moment. There is also an ad-free premium version.
A Few More Really Cool Plant Identifier Apps
And, of course, for all the wildflower lovers….there are Wildflower apps for all regions.