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Posted by gainans on April 1, 2020 | Last Updated: June 18, 2020 Flowers

Flower ID Apps You Never Thought You Needed

If you’ve ever wanted to know as much as you possibly could about your favorite flowers and plants, then download one of the below plant and flower identifier apps and you’ll feel like a botany expert! Plant identification apps have grown in popularity, and number, in the past few years with improved technology and social networks providing you will detailed information on thousands of flora species. Here at Billings’ best florist, Gainan’s Flowers, we’ve done the work for you by listing some of the best plant and flower ID apps available for you to download. You’re going to love them!

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Amazing Plant Identification Apps to Download


What’s That Flower?

This flower identification app starts with about the flower you want to identify. First, you select the color, the habitat, and then the number of petals it has. Based on your answers, the app presents a multitude of flower varieties which fall into that category. It’s fun to peruse through all the flowers. Plus, when you select a particular flower, you can learn more about it including its taxonomy.



This identification app is service-based where you upload a picture of an unknown plant or flower (or lichen, moss, and even fungi) and a team of real botanists will reply. The response may take several minutes or several hours, but the developers claim to be able to identify over 90% of plants. Each correct identification costs .99 cents, but there is no charge if they are unable to provide an identification.



This app uses artificial intelligence to identify plants and flowers and is very easy to use. Just upload a photo of the plant you want to be identified, or take a picture, and then just wait for it to do its magic. The developers claim the advanced AI of this app has identified over 27 million plants with 99% accuracy. In addition to identification, PictureThis also provides plant care tips, diagnoses for sick plants, pest control for plants, and more. This app is a subscription-based app but offers a 7-day free trial period.



Similar to PictureThis, you upload or take a picture of a plant or flower and visual recognition software will provide potential matches. Their database includes flowering plants, grasses, trees, conifers, vines, cacti, and more. PlantNet is also a citizen science project in that all the plant photos are collected and analyzed by botanists around the world to better understand plant biodiversity. This is a free app and is very well-reviewed.

Additional Awesome ID Apps

There are multiple plant and flower identification apps available and you may want to download more than one. Here are a few notable others:

  • Plantix – popular with gardeners and farmers, this app identifies plants and plant diseases.
  • Smart Plant Home – submit a photo of a plant to an expert team who will not only identify it but also tell you how to care for it.
  • LeafSnap – identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

And for all the wildflower lovers out there, there are wildflower ID apps available for almost every region and state of the U.S. Use this list of wildflower apps to find one in your area.