What are the best apps to identify plants and flowers?

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    FlowerChecker is an app helps you to recognize any plant. Take a photo of the plant and the team of FlowerChecker will say you what plant is. The app has been able to identify an average of 90 plants and takes minutes to hours to do so.


    Android, iOS

    $0.99- with in-app purchases

    Ann Bryant
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "I'm looking into continuing the veggie garden my grandma left when she passed away but I can't identify with my life on the line what kind of plants she planted there. some looked like weeds but I don't wanna uproot them so I decided to try this app. I sent a photo and wow luckily there were able to know what plant it was! I was right not to pull them they were onion springs."
  2. 9

    #2Garden Compass

    Garden Compass

    Garden Compass is a gardening app which helps users identify any plant just by taking a photo of it. It also lets users set reminders for taking care of plants. It also allows users to consult with local experts through chat for advice.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christine Thompson
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "This is really helpful for noobs at gardening like me! It's a very helpful application that lets me know what kind of plant something is and what kind of care it needs. It's like a guide to planting and gardening!"
  3. 7



    iNaturalist lets you identify quickly and easily plants and animals. With this useful app, you can discover new species, receive suggestions, and much more! It is also now partnered with the National Geographic Society.


    Android, iOS


    Peter Payne
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "This is a great app to download for people who like going on adventures to mountains and discovering wildlife. I always use this app whenever I travel to other countries and encounter new plants and animals I don't know. It's very interesting and educational!"
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    With PlantNet Plant Identification you can get and share information about flowers and plants. This app works with the contributions of its users. It features a software that has visual recognition to help identify unknown plants.


    Android, iOS


    Bryan Butler
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "This helped me a lot for my science class. We had to identify certain herbs in our school garden and used this app to find them out. The scientific names of the plants also appear so it's perfect!!!!"
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    #5Garden Answers

    Garden Answers

    Garden Answers is a plant identification app which provides information for over 20,000 plants. It also provides tips to help you fight pests and other problems. This also works by taking a photo of the plant to know everything about it.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jean Larson
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "There was a plant growing in my yard and it started bearing fruits but I don't know what they are. They're like little berries and cherries and they look good but I don;t know if they're poisonous or not so I decided to download this app jic it knows. Not disappointed with the result! They're edible and are called jujube!"
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    With iPflanzen, you can know all about any plant or flower. The app has a big database of garden and forest plants.  Also, you will see image examples of each plant and you will get to know both their common and scientific names.




    Harini Yadav
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "Very grateful for the help of this app! I have hard time knowing plants english name and I need to memorize for herbalism test!"
  4. 1



    Plantifier is an app for plants lovers. It is a big community that helps each other to recognize plants and to know more about plants. You just have to upload the photo of a plant you wish to know and the community will identify it for you.


    Android, iOS


    Yang Xu
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "This is definitely better than google search. It takes a long while to look the plants up on google especially when I just hve to rely on typing the descriptions of the plant. With this app I need only pictures and then it's done!"
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    #8The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

    The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants

    The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications is a nonfiction herbology book written Christian Ratsch and Albert Hofmann. It was published May 5, 2005 by Park Street Press.


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    Gary Weaver
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a great book for someone who is into natural cures and drugs for their ailments. There is an abundance of knowledge that you can gain from just turning a few pages in this book. If you are looking to get away from big pharma and having more of a say as to what you put into your body, this book is a must for your collection. "


Best What are the best apps to identify plants and flowers
1FlowerCheckerApps 17 Paid
2Garden CompassApps 9 Free
3iNaturalistApps 7 Free
4PlantNetApps 7 Free
5Garden AnswersApps 7 Free
6iPflanzenApps 3 Free
7PlantifierApps 1 Free
8The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive PlantsBooks 1 Paid

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