New Plant ID Apps for the iPhone and iPad

If you haven’t looked lately at the Apps available on iTunes there are more and more plant identification guides available.  Here is a list of the ones I have found as of September 2012. Click on links for more info:

Florafolia – Native Plants of the Northeast $3.99

Audubon North American Wildflowers  $9.99

Botany Buddy – Tree and Shrub Finder $9.99

Landscapers Companion $9.99

Flower Pedia – Garden and Wildflowers $4.99

Wild-Flower – Wildflowers of France and Western Europe $4.99

North Woods Wildflowers $0.99

Flora of the British Isles $16.99

Wildflowers of Cedar Breaks National Monument

Flora Italiana Free

MyNature Tree Guide $6.99

Key to Woody Plants of Wisconsin Forests Free

Common Mushrooms of North America Pictoral $3.99

Wild Mushrooms of North America and Europe $1.99

Tree Id –  British Isles $3.99

Winter Tree Id- British Isles $3.99

Wild Flora of Central Europe $7.99

OrchidID – British Orchid Identifier $3.99

What do you know – Botanical Edition $0.99

TreeID – North American Trees $0.99

What Tree is That? $4.99

Trees PRO HD – North America and Europe $0.99

Australian Wildflowers $2.99

Plant Finder Italian Flora $2.99

US Trees $0.99

eTrees of North America $9.99

eFlowers of Eastern North America $7.99

Colorado Plants $0.99

Wildflowers of Central Texas $2.99

Wild-flowers of France and Western Europe $4.99

Northwest Mountain Wildflowers (US) $9.99

Santa Monica Mountains Wildflowers  Free

Great Smokey Mountain Wildflowers $4.99

California Wildflowers $9.99

Wildflowers of the Western Plains $9.99

Wildflowers Along the Way – Central and Southern Appalachians $9.99

Sierra Nevada Wildflowers $9.99

Joshua Tree National Park Wildflowers $9.99

Death Valley Wildflowers $9.99

Plants of San Gabriel Mountains $12.99

Wildflowers of Detriot Free

Alpine Flowers (German Alps) $4.99

Flora EU  – Wildflowers of Europe $5.99

Wild Orchids Borneo $2.99

Iberian Orchids $2.99

Some of these are good, some not so good. Read the reviews and please comment if you have these and recommend any one of them. If they work they ought to be awesome on the iPad.  All new field guides should be made available for the iPad and Little, Brown and Company should think about  publishing Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide for the iPad with updated taxonomy. – Steve Young

Image from Wildflowers Along the Way – Wildflower ID for the Central and Southern Appalachians
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8 Comments on “New Plant ID Apps for the iPhone and iPad”

  1. Mary Says:

    Is there any plant finder for iPads that uses the image of the plant to find it?

  2. Grains Says:

    Does anyone know if Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide will be available in digital form? Are they working on it?

  3. R Curran Says:

    I can not get “Leafsnap” to connect to the server to upload a leaf image for Identification.

    • la campbell Says:

      Leafsnap used to work on my 3GS, but like RCurran said, it won’t upload leaf pics now on my 4S. Disappointed for sure.

      Wondering about the Appalachian trail one. No reviews in app store.

      Tree ID works well. Fairly extensive tree collection. Not totally convinced of the search results. Need to test this more.


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