Flaunt your flower smarts by getting a plant identification app for your smartphone! Just point and click, and quickly get the name, information, care tips, and more for any flower or plant you want identified. There are many plant and flower ID apps available though, but we’ll help you find the best one for you.
Of course, you could also just visit the top florist in Baton Rouge, Billy Heroman’s, and ask one of our floral experts, but if you’re strolling through the neighborhood and just need to know what that amazing flower is someone has in their garden, then we’ve compiled a list of top ID apps for you to download.
Best Flower Identifier Apps for Flower Lovers
What’s That Flower?
Instead of providing a photo, this app asks you questions about the plant or flower you want identified. First, you’re asked to choose a color, then the habitat where the flower originates, and then the number of petals. Next, you’ll be provided with a number of different options that fit your description as well as detailed information about each one. What’s That Flower has 600+ types of flowers, so it’s easy to get lost scrolling through all of the cool flower images and learning about all of them. There’s a free version with ads or a paid version with no ads and additional search criteria.
FlowerChecker is unique because instead of using artificial intelligence (AI) to identify flowers, your flower photo is reviewed by a team of botanists. About 50% of all identifications are answered in less than an hour, often within just minutes, while other identification may take up to several hours. The developers state they can identify more than 90% of all plant species which makes this app one of the most accurate. As there is a human element involved, a cost of .99 cents is charged for each ID. If the team is unable to identify your submission, then there is no charge.
PictureThis uses AI to scan your photo of a plant or flower and identify it for you. It’s easy to use and alleges a 99% accuracy rate with over 27 million plants identified. This app also gives detailed information on each plant with advice on watering, growing, pest control, and more. PictureThis is a paid subscription-based app but does offer a 7-day free trial.
PlantNet is a free app which uses visual recognition software to scan a photo and present potential matches. It has a comprehensive variety of flowers, plants, fruit, bushes, grasses, trees, and more. Once you submit a photo, you then choose whether it’s of a leaf, stem, fruit, or flower to receive the best results. PlantNet is additionally a citizen science project – all of the plants and flowers submitted are assembled and analyzed by botany experts around the world to get a better understanding of plant biodiversity.
More than Just Flowers Apps
When you want more options for identifying things beyond just the plants around you, choose either iNaturalist or NatureGate to get animals, birds, fish, and even butterflies identified too! And for wildflower lovers, there are many wildflower identification apps for different regions across the U.S.