Show off your flower smarts with one of these flower and plant identification apps for your smartphone! Just point and click, or upload a photo already on your phone, and quickly get the name, information, growing tips, and more for your flower of choice.
Of course, you could also just visit Fort Worth’s top-rated flower shop, Bice’s florist, and ask one of our floral experts, but if you’re out in the field, then make sure you have one of these apps on your phone.
Best Flower Identification Apps for Flower Lovers
What’s That Flower?
Instead of uploading a photo, this app asks you questions about the specimen you want to be identified. First, you choose a color, then the region where the flower grows, and then the number of petals on the flower. The app then proffers up a number of different options that fit your description along with detailed information about each one. What’s That Flower has over 600 different types of flowers and it’s easy to get lost scrolling through the images and looking at all of them. There is a free version with ads and a paid version with no ads and additional search criteria.
FlowerChecker is unique in that instead of artificial intelligence (AI) being used to identify flowers, your uploaded photo is sent to a team of expert botanists. The developers claim 50% of all identifications are returned in less than an hour, sometimes within minutes, while others may take up to several hours. They also state they can identify more than 90% of all plant species make this app one of the most accurate. Since there is a human element involved, there is a cost of .99 cents for each ID. There is no charge if the team is unable to identify your submission.
PictureThis uses computer algorithms to scan your photo of a plant or flower and identify it for you. It’s easy to use and claims a 99% accuracy rate and has identified over 27 million plants. This app also offers detailed information on each plant with tips on watering, growing, pest control, and more. PictureThis is a subscription-based app but offers a 7-day free trial.
PlantNet is a free app that uses visual recognition software to scan a photo and provide potential matches. It features a wide variety of plants, flowers, fruit, bushes, trees, grasses, and the like. Once you upload a photo, you choose whether it’s of a leaf, stem, fruit, or flower to receive the best results. PlantNet is also a citizen science project since all the plants and flowers submitted are collected and analyzed by experts around the world to better understand and protect plant biodiversity.
More than Just Flowers Apps
When you want more than just the plants around you identified, choose either NatureGate or iNaturalist to get animals, birds, and even butterflies identified too! And for the wildflower lovers, there are numerous wildflower identification apps for various regions across the U.S.