6 Best Plant Identifying Apps for iPhone and Android

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If you are a gardening freak or a curious nature lover, you would definitely want to identify any new plant that you discover. But, are you still living in those times where you ask people around you to tell you what plant it is? Or, do you click a picture of it and then later ask everyone you know? Well, the world is progressing and so are our apps. Now you can use your smartphone to identify a plant as soon as you discover it. All you have to do is get one of the below plant identifying apps for Android and iPhone and get going.

Best Plant Identifying Apps

1. Plantifier

Plantifier app to identify plants

This is an app from Mygarden.org and it has been helping people to identify various kinds of plants, thanks to its big database. You have to register yourself to use the app. And when you want to identify a particular plant, you would need to submit a picture of the plant to the community. They would then get back to you with the details of the plant.

The most amazing feature of Plantifier is that it is available in 4 different languages. You can submit the picture directly and if you want, there is an option to describe the plant as well. It would help in easy identification.

Platforms: Plantifier for iOS | Plantifier for Android

2. Leafsnap

Leafsnap app to identify plants and leaves

With the help of Leafsnap, it is possible to identify even the most complicated tree species. You can click a picture of the leaves of the tree and the app would start searching in its huge database of leaf images. And then, it would match up with the most relevant picture and give you the details of the plant.

Platform: iOS

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3. GardenAnswers

Plant Identification apps - GardenAnswers

This app is much more than just a plain plant identifying app. You can ask any gardening related questions to the app and it would help you. To identify a plant though, you would need to point the device in the direction of the plant and click it. You would then receive the details of the plant in a matter of seconds. You can also use this app for flower identification.

When you would use GardenAnswers, you can also get in touch with gardening experts and if you have any queries related to your already existing plants, you can get them resolved. In case your plants are infected by a pest, the app would help you to identify that as well.

Platforms: Garden Answers for iOS | Garden Answers for Android

4. PlantNet

PlantNet - Best Plant identifier apps

The working of the PlantNet app is different from the rest of the plant identifier apps. It does not work by matching up the picture of the plant that you click. Rather, it uses a combination of the picture of the plant and the location in which the picture was clicked.

The algorithm of the app detects the location and then it tells the plant primarily on the basis of the location. It might access its inbuilt knowledge of what plants are grown in that area and along with that, it matches up the plant as shown in the picture. And then, it displays the result in the My Observations tab.

This app would isolate a particular part of the plant and then give you plant details. The isolated part can be either leaves, bark or even flower.

Platforms: PlantNet for iOS | PlantNet for Android

5. PlantSnap

PlantSnap app

Those who have a garden of their own and want to have a huge collection of plants in their garden are going to love Plant Snap. As soon as you take a picture of the plant through the app’s camera, it would initialize and then provide you the name of the plant, how you need to care for it and ideal planting scenario for it.

The amazing feature of this app is that after identifying the plant and giving you its details, the app would redirect you to an HTA certified nursery where you can actually place an order for that plant.

Platform: PlantSnap for iOS (Paid)

6. SmartPlant

Flower identification app - SmartPlant

This is again a great app which you can use to identify plants. You would need to click a picture of the plant and then let the app figure out the details. Once the app has identified your plants, it would display all the details.

The good thing about this app is that it can serve as a complete gardening app. Experts would not only help you to identify plants and flowers, but they would also give you suggestions to keep your garden healthy.

Platforms: SmartPlant for iOS

Now, you will not have to spend your time wondering what plant it is that you saw in your friend’s garden that day. Further, if you like a flower at the florist and are too curious to know it’s details, you can just open your smartphone and use it to identify the flower. That’s pretty cool, isn’t it?

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Hemant Mendiratta

Hemant Mendiratta is a passionate blogger and keeps a keen eye on useful apps and gadgets. Absolutely loves running and is currently training for his first Marathon. You can connect with him on: Facebook, Twitter.

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