Impress your friends and family with your vast knowledge of plants and flowers with a plant identification app. Or perhaps you’ll just want it for yourself to find out what those beautiful plants and flowers are you come across on a daily basis. Either way, the flower experts at Delaware’s best florist, Boyd’s Flowers, have created a list of top ID apps flower lovers like yourself should have on their phone.
Plant & Flower ID Apps to Get Now
Send in a picture of a flower, leaf, berry, plant, etc. and the PictureThis app will identify it immediately using AI computer technology. There is a database of over a thousand plants with plenty of information and advice too on how to care for your plants and keep pests and diseases at bay. The developers claim PictureThis has a 99% accuracy rating and has identified over 27 million plants so far through user’s photo submissions. There is also a social network available for flower lovers. PictureThis is a paid subscription app but does offer a free 7-day trial.
Identify plants in a snap with PlantSnap, a revolutionary app from Earth.com. Its database of over 625,000 species includes plants, cacti, flowers, succulents, and mushrooms and has a 94% accuracy score. This app is available in over 30 languages and has helpful tutorials so you can maximize its use. PlantSnap is powered by AI and “deep learning” which means it actually improves and learns with each image uploaded to it. PlantSnap is free and a premium version is also available.
For a different type of identifier app, check out FlowerChecker. This app has you upload a photo of a plant or flower and instead of a computer algorithm, a team of botany experts will analyze and identify your specimen. Though not as immediate as other apps, most results are received within minutes but may take up to an hour or more. The developers claim higher accuracy though since knowledgeable people are providing the IDs rather than computers. There are no ads and their accuracy is rated at over 90%. Since there is a human element involved, though, there’s is a charge of .99 cents for each correct identification. There is no charge for photos that can’t be identified.
What’s That Flower?
A popular app that doesn’t use photo uploads, What’s That Flower rather starts with a few basic questions to help you identify a particular flower. First, you put in the flower’s color, then it’s habitat, and the number petals it has. Then, the app shows you images of what it could be. Along with each image is detailed information about that flower including growing tips, care, and taxonomy. This is a good app for identifying flowers you’re trying to recall from memory. This app is free and only available for Android devices. There is also an ad-free premium version.
Even More Plant Identifier Apps You’ll Love
And, of course, there are Wildflower apps for all regions.