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Posted by Vicky Rotunno on June 9, 2020 | Last Updated: June 16, 2020 Uncategorized

What Are the Best Plant and Flower ID Apps?

If you’d like to increase your knowledge of plants, then you are in luck, because there are plenty of flower and plant identification apps available to help enhance your botanical awareness. Or, you could simply stop by the premier florist shop in Hollywood, FL, Al’s Florist, and ask our experts.

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Otherwise, check out some of the top apps we’ve listed below with features that can ID mysterious flora, and even some fauna, as well as provide tips on caring for plants and flowers and treating common diseases too.

Boost Your Plant Smarts with These Flower and Plant Identification Apps


Picture This


This popular app uses artificial intelligence to identify plants and flowers you’ve just taken a picture of or uploaded from your phone. You may be provided with several similar choices or a name you’re not familiar with although still correct. You get results quickly the AI used claims 99% accuracy. Additionally, this app offers plant care tips, information on pest control, and identifying plant disease as well. PictureThis is a subscription service app but offers a free 7-day trial.



Another subscription-based service app, but completely different in how results are generated. Rather than using computer-based AI, when you upload a photo of a plant or flower you want identified a team of botanical experts will analyze it and provide with the results. Many results are provided within the hour, but some may take 24 hours or more. Since there is human involvement, there is a fee of .99 cents for each correct identification. If a correct ID is not provided, you will not be charged. Plus, the first three IDs are free.



What’s That Flower? 

This is a popular app which does not rely on photo uploads for identification. Rather, you answer questions about the flower you wish to know about, such as color, the region where it was spotted, and the number of petals, and then the app offers up a number of potential candidates which fit the description. With over 600 varieties of flowers, it’s easy to lose time perusing through all the cool options. Each flower image comes with detailed information about it as well as its taxonomy.




This free app instantly identifies plants of all kinds including flowers, succulents, trees, mushrooms, cacti, and more. At your fingertips is a database of over 500,000 species and over 150 million images. PlantSnap uses AI to identify a plant or flower based off of a picture of a leaf or part of a plant. For any plant that is not in the database, you have the option to save it, thus adding to the app’s continued “learning.” Information about a plant’s origin, genus, size, fruit, and flower are also available. For fewer ads, a premium paid version can be purchased.

For Wildflower Lovers…

If you’re more of a wildflower lover who would like to identify those you see while walking about or hiking on a trail, there is an app for nearly every region of the U.S. Click here to find which wildflower apps are available for your neck of the woods.