PictureThis® identifies 1,000,000+ plants every day with 98% accuracy-better than most human experts. Get your gardening questions answered and become a “green thumb” with PictureThis!
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- Identify plants, flowers, and trees instantly with artificial intelligence
- Diagnose plant problems automatically and get treatment suggestions
- Get advice from our botanists in one-on-one conversations
- Use our plant guides to help you choose and grow beautiful, healthy plants
- Keep notes, get reminders, and record the growth of your plants, trees, and flowers
- Take better photographs with our easy-to-use interface
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“Very impressed. While not perfect, it can distinguish with high accuracy between different species in our collection of rare plants. It can even recognize down to cultivar sometimes-amazing. Amazed how it can work with any photo and it will give recognition a go-with impressive accuracy.”
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“I am very pleased with this app. I used three others before breaking down to use the PictureThis app and I have to say it is a lot more convenient and accommodating than the others.”
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PictureThis - Plant Identifier Positive Reviews
Fabulous and usefulIncredibly useful app. Does an awesome job identifying plants and shows great photo examples so you can be sure you’re getting the right results! Has care tips, tells you if a plant is potentially hazardous, shows commonly asked questions and their answers, and so much more. Love that I can “save to my garden” and look back at what I’ve scanned and reread the info anytime. Love the “diagnose” feature as well!! Had helped us identify different diseases and root rot and gives advice for care. Turns out we planted some (hardware store purchased) basil that had some infection in the roots that seeps into the soil, so now we can’t plant basil or mint or anything in our garden for several years. Would never have known without this app! Would have just thought the stalks were turning black because I have a black thumb 😂
My only critique is the cost of the “full version” of the app. I would be *happy* to pay the developers for their hard work on this app because it’s really so incredible, but $30 a YEAR is much too steep for me. What happened to apps being a couple bucks at most? What’s the deal with this whole yearly subscription thing?? I personally feel like the creators would make more money by charging less and having more buyers, but I’m no accountant. I’ll just keep clicking “continue with free version” til the cows come home..Version: 3.5
A truly excellent app!I recently found myself with some time on my hands to hike the trails of Balboa Park in San Diego. I practiced herbal medicine for many years under my acupuncture license in several states, but it's been a long time since I identified and collected plants in the wild. So, I thought it would be fun if I could identify some of the local plants. Spoiler alert: most of them do not appear to be of any medicinal value, but they're still fun to look at. This is the second or third app of this sort that I have tested, and it is infinitely better than any of the others.
When you first open the app, it looks like you need to buy a subscription to use it, but that is not the case. You can dismiss the subscription prompt and open the camera to snap a pic. I'm not sure exactly what you get with the subscription, but it looks like it would be useful for a serious hobbyist and awesome for serious home gardening enthusiasts and organic farmers. In fact, an organic farmer friend of mine says that he regularly uses it to identify weeds in his crops. The only thing I've run across so far that I can't do with the free version is save the photos. There may also be a limit to the total number of pictures per day, but I am not sure and definitely have yet to max out on one of my hikes.
Enthusiastically recommended with no conflict of interest..Version: 2.0.6
Great app with little disturbanceI love this app It’s so easy to just whip out the app anywhere and snap a pic of any plant and get almost instant results with nice information to annoy your family with! There is only two problems I have encountered. The most pressing problem is that if no WiFi is available you obviously must use data to get results. This isn’t much of a problem as everyone now a days has data or some form of connection. I have a solution for this but first I will say the second problem I have with this app is that it’s constantly pushing you to purchase the subscription. You can easily press the x at the top right corner but I think it’s very easy to accidentally buy it. Now back to my solution for the data thing. I suggest that the app devs make an option to download the entire database on your phone. This would obviously take up some space on your phone but I think it’s worth it. Also I feel that this feature should only be available for subscribed members. Don’t raise the price or anything because I think it’s quite pricey as is. Other than that this app is great! I’ve seen a few apps like this where you take a picture and it takes like 12 hours for results. I think that’s ridiculous. This app is instant. 10/5.Version: 2.1.2
AmazingI manage an academic greenhouse and this app has actually helped me to narrow down the taxonomy for a few specimen that have been left unidentified or completely misidentified for years. The newer feature that identifies plant stress has also been an extremely useful teaching tool in helping my students understand the signs and symptoms of plant pest and pathogen infestations. The invasives warning has been especially useful for my students to understand and identify invasives on the campus ecological preserve too. I will be downloading this app on all devices for students in ecology to use this upcoming semester. Love it and frequently recommend to everyone even off campus.
It’s obviously not perfect (not sure why some would think a plant ID app would work on mushrooms haha) but it is accurate in providing the correct genera or at least family which can then be used in conjunction with a field guide. As someone who has built multiple phone applications myself and lives a life centered around botany and computer science, I honestly am beyond impressed. I just hope most of the features remain free (if that changes possibly provide a university bundle subscription?) :)
**note: I have not tried the app on unidentified specimen in the herbarium yet but am very curious.Version: 2.1.3
Too many bugsI did the free week trial of premium access, and loved the plant identification part. I loved that part so much i subscibed to the yearly. And canceled the next day. The problem, is that the premium is supposed to give unlimited plant identification. But the free week has only has three or so free, before you have to buy another by watching an ad or sharing it on face book or something. Even though i bought a subscription, i still could not access the ident, because my subscription didnt start until the free week ended. And the “free week” forced me to watch ads to get idents. This was yesterday, so i sent them an email about the problem. Today, i still hadnt received a reply. So Today i had to earn an ident. I hate ads, so i tried sharing to fb. i tried sharing to earn a free ident, but it couldnt connect. It asked if i wanted to automatically connect when available, i said yes. Then the screen went dark and i could get back to other features of the app. 45 minutes later, it was still dark. Total bs. I canceled, since they didnt even bother to reply to my email. Wish i could give it a 5 star, but the bugs and bad customer service forces me to give only a fair rating..Version: 1.16.2
Mostly greatI’ve tried several plant ID apps and Picture This is by far the best. It’s easy to use and I often get a match for the plant I am trying to ID. I like that the common and Latin name are often both provided. It’s very helpful that there are pics in the database of plants at different stages of growth—some flowers look very different as they move through the stages, which can make identifying them difficult. It works best for me if I take pics of plants and then go in the house and have my laptop handy as I use the app to ID them. I can see everything better and if I am unsure of the ID provided I can hop on the computer to do a search. One frustration: once you add a pic, if you can’t ID it right away but figure it out later, you cannot update the listing—you can only add a comment, so it always shows as unidentified. I also wish there was a way to sort the listings in your collection rather only having them listed in reverse chronological order. If there can only be one sort order, I would prefer alphabetical so I could easily see and delete duplicates and have pics of the same plant at different stages grouped by together. I love being able to see pics from gardeners all over the place and make comments and read the comments of others..Version: 1.17
Picture This!Recently, there has been some sort of fake strawberry in our backyard. We knew it wasn’t a real strawberry since it wouldn’t produce flowers and fruit. So I installed picture this and made some experiments. I realized that picture this could not only identify a plant from its flower - it could also do the same from a photo with leaves! When I took A picture of a tomato, picture of this immediately identified that it was a tomato. When I took a picture of what I need to be a real strawberry’s leaf, Picture this accurately identified it as well. Then, came the real experiment. I took a picture of the fake strawberry, Picture this was able to accurately tell me that the fake strawberry was what it said to be a tall buttercup, which is different from a normal buttercup since it’s leaves are bigger. And that was very correct. About why I said that the tall buttercup didn’t produce flowers, I was wrong. Later, small yellow flowers grew. But that didn’t matter. I just pulled the fake strawberries or tall buttercups out and away. All thanks to the amazing Picture This, and rate it 5 stars for its incredible accuracy and help. So, thank you Picture This. I strongly recommend this app to you. Enjoy!.Version: 3.3.1
Amazing app!This app is amazing! You can easily take pictures of any plant or tree, and it will give you the closest plants to it. I think it gets it correct 95% of the time! It isn’t absolutely perfect, but this is probably as close as it gets! It has a super useful Diagnosing option, that can let you figure out what is wrong with a plant, and describes in detail how to fix it, wether it is bugs, sunlight, water, or pests. Now that we are quarantined at home, I have been spending a lot of time in my garden, and this app is teaching me so much that I didn’t know. The only complaints that I have are the expenses of the premium level. I understand that the app designers have to make money somehow, but it is still too much for me. I am not a serious gardener, I just do it for fun. Maybe they could have different levels of premium, like a level for gardeners who are just curious, for gardeners who are very serious, and for garden professors, or photographers who need to learn about plants for their job. Anyways, I love this app a lot, and would totally recommend it for anyone who loves to grow plants. While it has some flaws, it is better than anything else out there..Version: 1.31
Professional biologist thumbs-upI’m an environmental consultant with a wildlife ecology background, but in the last year have been finding myself in more of a botanist role. It’s been an interesting (frustrating) transition, there are literally thousands of plant species in California alone, and learning lesser-known family characteristics has been challenging...gotta love asters and poaceae...but it’s so gratifying when I can finally ID a plant that’s been bugging me.
I only just discovered this app about two months ago, on the recommendation of a fellow professional biologist, and it performs way above what I thought it would. I thought maybe it would identify common horticultural plants like tulips or almond trees. I’m sure it can, but it’s also very good at identifying naturalized plant species. The suggested species identifications are usually in the correct family and sometimes genus, and after checking afterward I usually agree.
Plant keying is still very important in order to determine species and subspecies when rare and endangered [sub]species are being considered. A qualified botanist should conduct surveys during the appropriate survey periods..Version: 2.0.3
Updated: Love it, but I’d add one thing..Update: I’m THRILLED to see the integration of the ability to add progress photos!! Thank you, developers!!! 😁
This app is exactly what I was looking for in being able to take a picture of my plants, and keep library that could help me remember watering schedules and also provide useful information when my plants look unhealthy. One thing I really wish I had the option for is adding progress photos of my plants without having to add an entire new entry to my garden. I hope to see an “album” feature with each garden entry. Even now I can’t see the full photo of my own plant without pulling the screen down, and once I let go, it goes back to the half photo at the top of the page. I’d even pay to have such a feature, lol. If I see this integrated in a future update, I’d instantly change to 5 stars. Other than that, great job in design and ease of use! I don’t leave reviews often, but I love this app enough to hope that this review might be seen and taken into consideration with future updates. 😁.Version: 3.1
Best plant app - highly recommendThis app works extremely well at not only identifying the plants you find (even in low light) but also gives you very detailed information on the plant. I’ve found that after a few months of regular use, this app has been correct 99% of the time. If you don’t have LTE while hiking, etc, you can take a photo and upload later for identification. The app will save all of the plants you upload and you can either leave them on your main list, add them to “your garden” or delete them.
If you’re a nature lover and find new plants often, I highly recommend paying for premium as well. So much extra information and even some poetry.
On a personal note, we can also thank this app for solving a skin problem mystery. My husband had unknowingly weed whacked some poison ivy on our new property (not far from woods and a river). The doctor misdiagnosed him. We downloaded this app and identified that we did in fact have poison ivy on a the property and he was able to get the correct treatment..Version: 3.7.3
Picture This VS. “Key to Vascular Plants of N.America “I was a Biology major in college ( Vert Zoo ) graduated with a BS degree in 1976. I took a couple of Botany courses to round out the the Bio Degree, and one was
“Local Flora”. The class consisted of lab work and a ton of field work. Quizzes and major tests were in the field and the professor would pick out a particular plant and ask you to identify it , by head knowledge of Common Name and Genus and species. If you did not recognize the plant , you could use the book Key to Vascular Plants of N. Am. And you had a standard allotment of time to accurately key out the unknown plant. The “ Picture This “ App would have been a very useful tool in identifying and learning all the required information to hopefully get an A in the Class. My Biology days are long gone, but I still have a very keen interest in identifying and knowing what is out in our local environment, in both Zoology and Botany. If everyone had this App, then there would be no excuse for anyone not recognizing Toxicodendron radicans “Poison Ivy”in the field.
Sincerely, JST.Version: 1.34.5
Horrible instructions, great identifierThis is EXCELLENT for identifying plants, but their instructions are WRONG & INCONSISTENT! I have a brown thumb so I spent the extra money for premium and almost killed all my plants with their instructions!!!
Sunlight & water are practically the two most important instructions for plants and their sunlight is TOTALLY OFF & water is often wrong!!
When the plant first pops up listing the care in a graph form, every single one of my 15 plants says something like FULL SHADE and it’s not until you click deeply into the professionals care tab that is a written booklet form that you get the correct care like BRIGHT INDIRECT LIGHT. Every single one of my plants is off!! One says BRIGHT LIGHT then the pro page says PARTIAL SHADE. Not one single plant is correct and even watering care is often wrong!!! I was caring for my plants by the initial & secondary page coming up and almost killed all my plants I got from my mother's funeral…which have so much meaning and sentiment to me. I want to keep these in her memory because she was a beautiful Gardner. I would give 0 stars for their inaccuracy on care but it definitely deserves the 3 stars for identification..Version: 3.4.2
My favorite appThis app is wonderful. I have the annual membership because I bought a new home a year ago and there were many things planted already that I had no idea what they were. I use this app all the time just to see what kind of weeds I have too, it helps me identify the nasty ones before they go to seed and spread. Some plants that are similar like peaches and nectarines may show up as the same plant but they’re in the same family so that doesn’t bother me and I guess I’ll know which one it is when they give me fruit! I will probably be a lifetime subscriber to this app as I find uses for it everywhere. Oh, even in stores and at plant nurseries I use this if something doesn’t seem right, just to confirm it looks like what the tag says. A great tool! If I had one suggestion it would be specifically for grapes, to be able to tell the different types apart, but this is a tough one you can’t find many resources on this anywhere, so I can’t take away points for that, it’s just perfect !.Version: 3.1.3
It works - no, really, it does!We just bought the house we’re in and moved in this past winter. It’s an older home, but we could easily tell that at least one of the previous owners spent huge time, and money, on the landscaping and gardens. Being an amateur gardener, I didn’t know what to expect come the Spring when everything starts to grow. I found PictureThis as I wanted some kind of plant guide app. I’ve been blown away by it’s ability to identify the plants, shrubs, and trees that are in this yard. I did notice early on that, on rare occasions, it struggled to accurately identify some trees and shrubs that didn’t have leaves yet and no clearly unique bark or other features. However, once everything started to bud and sprout, it has been 100% accurate. I have a close family member who is a master gardener and confirmed that it’s spot on. I’ve identified and cataloged over 80 different varieties of flowers, ground covers, shrubs, trees, etc. Its exciting to see something new come up and instantly know what it is..Version: 3.2
The best identification algorithm on the market!Thank you to the developers!
Gone are the days of carrying field guides and flipping through pages while hiking. One snap from this app and I have instant reliable results. If I feel a discrepancy in the result I can reach out to a botanist directly through the app for further investigation. I was weary to allow AI to think for me when building maps of the local plant life, however my concerns were put to rest when I discovered this app.
I have been using this app extensively and daily. As of now I have absolutely no complaints. The identification database and algorithm are unmatched when compared to other available platforms on the Apple App Store.
One feature I would LOVE to see in this app (and I think many customers of my likeness would feel the same).. PLEASE add a map and utilize metadata from photos for GPS coordinates so I can more easily build plant maps. I can use Google Photos to do something similar but that requires juggling apps, copy/ pasting multiple times and is quite the hassle. If there was a streamlined method I would happily pay a premium for access. Perhaps you could pull from Googles API and pass the charge to us? I’m sure there’s a way. Please do consider.
TLDR: the app is fantastic and does exactly as advertised better than anyone else on the market. I would like to see a map feature added ASAP.
Thanks again. Cheers!.Version: 3.2
Definitely 2 happy thumbs up!I just downloaded this app almost 2 weeks ago and 3 of my friends have already downloaded it and sent me texts telling me how much they absolutely LOVE this app! It is incredibly helpful and fun for all shades and levels of green thumbs! It’s especially great when you’re browsing the nursery because with one picture you have every bit of info about the plant you are interested in 🪴as well as all the tips and tricks to taking care of your new leafy friend 🤗💚 The only thing that makes me extremely sad is that I cannot afford to upgrade to the pricey premium app (which is also the only reason I gave the app 4 stars instead of 5) which I would love so so much to have! Do you foresee the monthly subscription payment going down even a little bit anytime soon? Thank you so very much for creating an amazingly brilliant app, and allowing me to get outside and feel like a human being again, I don’t know what I would do without this app! Two thumbs up and tons and tons of congratulations on a much well deserved app!.Version: 3.5
Great but not perfect. Some plants not in databaseI bought some plants for my garden and went to add them to “my garden” in the app, but the app does not have a plant matching that of the label from the garden Centre. And I could not find an option to self-add a label myself... just make a comment. So the plant identifier called it a petunia based on photo identification, but the plant itself is a Calibrachoa hybrid. Similar, I know but it would be nice to have the option to be exact. When using a text search, there was a single type of calibrachoa in the app database but it didn’t seem to be a good match for the plant I had... for one thing, according to the app, the color of my flowers didn’t exist for that plant family. I’m no plant expert (which is why I am using this app), so things got confusing quickly. For the meantime, I am keeping it incorrectly labeled as Petunia based on photo identification but will note the exact details from the label that came with the plant supplied by the garden Centre. And I’m guessing that will be sufficient to keep it alive and thriving..Version: 3.1.3
“Update to: In-app purchases” translate “subscription required “In fine print below the subscription advertisement that comes up EVERY time I open the app, there is an option to use the “limited” version for free. It is in fine print and a very faded font and there isn’t an X visible anywhere to exit out of the paywall, but it does work without paying. I still dislike the feeling of an attempt to trick me into a subscription on an app that is in the App Store as free with in-app purchases available.
I thought I would give this app a chance. Who forgave a couple of plants that they can’t identify? I saw “in app purchases “ listed in the App Store and assumed some basic plants for free and a charge for more complexity. As soon as I opened the app, it asked me to subscribe - with a 7day free trial that I would then, of course, have to remember to cancel. I thought I’d come to the description and see if that was clear and I had just missed it. It isn’t. What I did find were other reviews showing people had trouble canceling at the end of the free trial. No thank you..Version: 3.1.1
Do you ever see a flower, plant, or fruit and wonder “what is that?”I walk the neighborhood for exercise and would often see beautiful or weird-looking plants, and say to my walking partners, “what the heck is that?” Now, I just pull out my mobile phone and snap a picture with this app. It’s great for identifying all sorts of trees, plants, fruit, and fungi. I am curious by nature and it is so much fun to be able to quickly and easily answer my “what is that?” questions. My daughter and I planted a garden and I’m starting to use the app to photograph and add the plants to my digital garden.
My only complaint is that for a few plants in my garden, the app identification is somewhat generic. For example, we’ve planted collards and kale and the app identifies both as cabbage, but neither collards nor kale are included in the list of varieties. I’m not sure what that’s about.
I use the free version of the app but I know there are still many more things I can do with it..Version: 3.6.1
Amazing tool for any farmer or forester !This app is totally amazing. When you find a plant and you don’t know what it is simple pull up the app point camera and shoot. Most likely in 5 seconds you have the answer right before you. It doesn’t stop there it gives alternate names the plant properties what kind of conditions the plant needs to flourish. If it’s a plant you enjoy and wish to keep healthy this app actually analyzes the plant and provides information you need to know to improve the plants health. I actually had the agriculture extension agent out to help me identify a plant I was unfamiliar with. I wanted to know if it was poison or anything bad you wouldn’t want in your hay. The agent couldn’t tell me anything about the plant so I would not use for hay. With this app open point shoot and there’s your answer right in front of you. I could have used this app hundreds of times during my lifetime. Oh well as they say “ Better Late Than Never”.Version: 2.5.1
Save the animals!I really like this app, but I think it would be greatly improved if a simple “toxic?: yes or no” would be added to the plant info. Sometimes it will tell you if it’s toxic in the “frequently asked questions”, but most of the time I scroll through, find nothing, and go to google. It is mildly annoying and takes up some extra time, so if the app design homies would consider changing that it would be wonderful!
Besides that, the app is pretty lit. I wasn’t going to pay for the subscription, but ended up doing it anyways because of how many cool extra features the premium subscription has. The 360 plant identifier has been nothing but accurate so far. The diagnosis feature seems to be not working so well, though. I have used it twice and both times it said my plant had root rot, which was not the case.
Overall, I would recommend it. The $30 subscription is a little pricey, but nice to be able to forget about that for the rest of the year..Version: 3.3.1
Best App Ever!!!!!!!!This app has been the best app I have ever used! This app has made my job 100x easier 😁
I work for a construction company that does property remodeling. I’m a permit runner, this means that I’m the one who goes to the city and gets the permit to do the work on the property. Some cities have a thing about trees; I have to go to a customer’s property and take a picture of every tree within the area of work. After I have gotten all the pictures using this app, I have to print up all the pictures and I have to mark trees on the survey showing where they are located based on the pictures.
Since I have been using this app it’s made processing permits a little easier because now I go in advance to the customer’s home before a city will ask me to do so. Also, I have been showing this app to everyone in the cities I go to and they are amazed. I really am so happy that I found this app and I’m continuing to use it!.Version: 1.23.1
To the developers.....Keep a history of the photos I take like a scrap book. That’s what I want for this app to do for me also... I take pictures and I like knowing where I take them that way I can go back and find them again with the info about the plant under my picture I have taken, maybe with some other example pictures from app sources. Then all the plant info so I don’t have to look them up again and have the app re-identity the plant I’ve already looked up once. I also want a map of only my plants, not just the ones that other people and I have loaded onto your public map. Maybe I just haven’t found some of these features that I have described yet, I’m not saying some of them don’t exist within the app, but I would like to see it do more personalized things too, other than just five different frame styles. THIS APP DOES EXACTLY WHAT I EXPECTED FROM IT AND WAS SURPRISED AT HOW WELL IT WORKED IN THE AREA OF IDENTIFYING PLANTS..Version: 1.20
Picture this I love itI just downloaded this app a month ago and I’m really impressed. I can take A walk down a woodland path and come up with names of any plants I’m curios about. I’ve been able to take pictures of flowers I’ve planted in outside pots and I now have a picture and name of what I’ve planted so next year I can duplicate it. I’ve never been able to remember the names of plants I’ve planted. I wish I had this 39 years ago I had this beautiful hanging basket and I don’t know the name of the plant so I can’t duplicate it.
The only thing I wish this app did that it doesn’t do, is that I would love to be able to group my plants by use. Plants in my planters, bushes, house plants, wild flowers from my walks, weeds etc. that would make it a lot easier to find the plant I’m looking for.
I can’t wait to go shopping next year for my garden plants. I’ll have such a good reference on what I planted on the previous year..Version: 2.6
Use PictureThis to annoy your friends and familyDuring the pandemic, I walk 1.2 miles to and from my office. The streets remain largely empty, even in September 2020. While working my way to the office a couple of months ago, I became intrigued by the identity of the trees I passed. I bought a tree identification book, but that did not help at all. After I acquired PictureThis, I felt compelled to ID just about every tree I encountered on my way to work. This compulsion has spread to other areas of my life. While visiting my daughter and her family for a home picnic (maintaining proper social distance, of course), I document the ID of the plant life in the garden while the rest of the family engages in small talk. My wife no longer enjoys evening walks with me ... you can figure out her complaint. I guess I can honestly say PictureThis has changed my life ... but I’m not sure family and friends appreciate the change. 🙂 A great app!.Version: 2.1.8
Genuinely grateful for this appThank you to whomever conceptualized, designed, and produced this app. I love plants but often feel overwhelmed when trying to care for them because I don’t know what they need or what different physical manifestations mean. I desperately want to be a good plant owner, and this app is the reason that for the first time in the ~5 years I’ve been trying to raise healthy plants, I am able to. All the information you could ever need (and more) is in the app, from watering FAQs to sunlight, etc. Taking a picture and having the app identify the plant and/or its ailments has been mind blowing to me. You truly do not need any information outside this app, it’s so concise and easy to comprehend; far easier to use than trying to google every plant question you have. I cannot recommend this app more highly, it is and will continue to be a game-changer. ☻𖥎𓆸☀︎.Version: 3.7.3
Essential tool after moving cross country!As others have mentioned, this app is fantastic at correctly identifying plants, and I love that it can give indications of issues before I even notice them - like when the edges of my ti plant had just started to turn brown (I hadn’t even noticed yet) and it told me what to do to take care of it :)
Since I’m new to this area, I’ve used it to take pictures of plants in other people’s landscapes to figure out what will and won’t grow for me here.
There are some plants that it’s had difficulty with, though. Taking pictures of the same plant from different angles has resulted in different identifications, but I’ve been able to figure them out with the additional information the app provides.
Interestingly, it’s also identified several mislabeled plants at the local garden centers, as I’ve used this app to save pictures of plants I’m considering, and have the care needs easily accessible..Version: 3.0.3
Just what I was searching forThis app is exactly what I hoped for. For several years I bought perennials, planted them, enjoyed them, then the following spring accidentally uprooted them thinking the small shoots were weeds. I tried several plant identification apps and none were able to identify seedlings. This has helped me differentiate perennial seedlings from weeds as well as identify several unknown flowers in my garden.
While it is not perfect (I have had at least one plant unable to be identified and one mis-identification) overall I’d say it has been 95% accurate and far outweighs the competition. I signed up for the one-week free trial thinking I would identify all the plants I needed and then cancel. However it has worked so well that I decided to sign up for the year. If you are looking to identify plants in your garden or differentiate seedlings from weeds I highly recommend it..Version: 3.3.1
Semi accurate and beware of “free trial”I used this app for some succulents and cacti and it was mostly good. It could not differentiate between different echeveria types, which was disappointing. It also has blurry pictures for some of its plants which makes it hard to tell if I’ve got the right ID. It did well with a cactus and another succulent, though. Many people have been upset about the free trial thing. It is very misleading unless you read prior reviews. When you first open the app it will ask if you want to sign up for premium or use it for free. One would think that using it for free just means using it for free, but that actually starts a free trial which apparently is a pain to get out of. If you really want to use the free version you have to click the X in the top right of the screen. You will not have to enter any information and you will have 6 free IDs. I used those up and don’t need more, so I will be deleting the app. I’ll figure out my echeverias on my own..Version: 2.7
Great app worth $30 subscription feeQuickly identify any plant. The app provides basic care instructions and diagnoses environmental issues and disease. It does not do soil analysis of course. Your device needs a decent camera and you need basic photography skills (point and shoot) to use the plant identification feature. Your hand needs to be reasonably steady. I am a 67 year old man so average or fair steadiness works. Using an iPhone 12 Pro. You have to grant the app access to your camera. Should be a device that you can hold and carry easily.
You have to have Internet access. The app does not access location or voice but is compatible with Siri.
You have to take a picture of the actual plant, not a picture of a picture.
You can identify plants in pictures you have taken previously with your device or imported to your photo gallery..Version: 3.6
THIS APP IS A MUST HAVE TO HUMAN WHO VENTURES OUTSIDEI 110% agree with every single thing libbby213 said- I’d have said the same thing verbatim. The only thing is that I am so profoundly grateful for this app that I DID purchase the membership. $30 was well worth the information this SUPER SIMPLE app provided me. It may be a little steep, but I spent countless hours trying to figure out what the trees were in the jungle of a house I bought. I downloaded this app-went straight outside and snapped a picture. Boom. Honeysuckle Amur incredibly invasive. Awesome. Oh crap. Plus I have poison ivy growing alongside Virginia creeper all over my 1 acre woodland property. I whip this app out regularly when I’m out with the dog. It’s helped me identify bare bushes that have toxic bark…. I have a German shepherd. Bark branches to fetch and chew…. I removed all plants that posed a threat to her. Thankfully she doesn’t chew hostas. Anyways THIS APP IS A MUST HAVE TO HUMAN WHO VENTURES OUTSIDE..Version: 3.7
Amazing!!!I rarely leave feedback or a review, but this app is one that everyone should have on their device. I do a lot of nature photography and am constantly coming across unknown flowers. When I post them they have to of course have an informative description along with tags. This process was very time consuming as I would have to research every individual flower from that day, sometimes having twenty plus. I’m now able to take a quick photo of the flower with my phone which gives me all of the information at my fingertips. No more spending hours searching! I’m now able to spend more time out in the field thanks to this app. If only they’d come up with something similar for birds and other wildlife and insects :) This app definitely deserves a ten star rating! A huge THANK YOU to the makers of this app!!! You nailed it!!.Version: 1.22.2
Potential, needs moderatorsAs a plant enthusiast, this app has helped me identify a number of mystery plants own or have seen. It’s fun to scroll through and help others identify their unknown plants too. However, I’ve come across a number of identifications that are suggested incorrectly (wildly incorrect!) and even some “accepted” identifications that are incorrect (you can add your identified plant to the gallery - however there’s nothing stopping you from adding your misidentified plant to the compilation of existing images). there are also a number duplicate identification options, since you can add your own if you don’t find your plant but know what it is (misspelling or an added space won’t bring up the existing entry, so some people add their own).
I think this app has tons of potential and appears to be one of the more accurate and user friendly apps for this niche. I’d love to see community moderators (think stack exchange) and some work preventing dups and inaccurate information..Version: 1.15
Use it all the time!$30/yr (only $2.50 month!) & it is well worth it. I have a couple of other plant id apps and used them all during the trial periods but paid for the subscription on this one. I use it at friend’s, on walks & trails, in my neighborhood & in my yard - it’s been so helpful. I dig wildflowers by the roadside for my indigenous wildflower garden. Now I know what each one is & how to care for it. It’s not a scam or “shady”. The developers just let you try it to see if you like it and then if so, buy the subscription. Just like many other apps. Don’t give them a bad rap for it. If it misidentified a plant, let the developers know. It’s the only way to improve the Artificial Intelligence Interface. For me, it’s been a game changer & many friends who saw me use it have also subscribed. Thanks guys for helping me improve my plant/gardening knowledge!.Version: 2.6.3
Impressively UsefulI downloaded this app to identify a plant that I suspected was a skin irritant. It gave me my answer and I subsequently deleted it. A few weeks later I became curious about another plant and resubscribed. Since then, I have found it useful in so many applications. I can identify flowers I find to be beautiful, determine which to stay away from, quickly access how to care for ones I already have, determine likely diseases, and much more. My family recently received numerous potted plants in sympathy of a relative’s passing. The app has proven vital to identify each plant and determining the appropriate sun, soil, and care for each. I have even discovered that my tap water my be leading to the demise of some of my indoor plants. This is an app that I don’t mind paying for, and is one of few that isn’t just taking up space on my screen..Version: 3.6.2
First Impression... this app is awesome!I had an idea to make and send a leaf/flower book to my friend who lives very far away. We write handwritten messages, and I wanted to gift her something. The book was going well, but I picked random flowers in my backyard. They looked very pretty and I wanted to put them in the book along with the leaves. I was trying to google the flowers based on characteristics, and I did not get any progress done. I thought, “There has to be an app out there that can find out what flower this is,” and I went to search for it. This app was the first option, and I couldn't be happier with what the description and the reviews were saying. So, I downloaded it, and I have to say. Wow! I was so impressed and it blew me away. I found everything I needed in a snap, and I can finish my book now! Thank you, Developers!!.Version: 3.6.1
Best Plant Identifier Out ThereI downloaded this app, hoping to know the name of some wildflowers in my woods. But I had some doubts. It looked so cool, which meant it looked like it cost money.
I was shocked to see that identifying plants was free. Almost everything was free, and most of the time, it is very accurate at telling you what the plant names are. It only sometimes gets the plant wrong, but that’s if you get too close or far away. It’s really good at detecting diseases in your plants and tells you the best way to take care of them. It tells you how much you should water a type of plant, how big they get, what colors they can be, pests they could get, when they bloom, and more...All for free!!
All in all, I would strongly recommend getting the app. There is a premium you can buy, which really helps the app out. This is the best plant app ever!!.Version: 3.3.1
Almost worth paying for...First, note that I only use the free version. I don’t pay for apps. That being said, I do love this app!! It’s almost perfect... The plant identification tool seems to be spot on. I totally dig being able to find what most everything I check for really is & love that I can then save it to my own ‘plant gallery’ where I can refer back to it if need be. Very rarely do I leave the app still not knowing what something is. My only issue has been the diagnosis tool. It is either too vague or lumps several issues into the same diagnosis. More often than not, ‘it’ obviously doesn’t really know, LOL. Basically, I’ve never gotten a definitive diagnosis. Maybe if I paid this would be more helpful but I’m not willing to risk spending the money to find out it’s no better. Thanks for the ability to identify without insisting I spend money. I really appreciate that!✌🏻💞🌿 PEACE, LOVE & PLANTS.Version: 2.1.2
Quick and super usefulLoads plants fast and results have always been accurate for me..Version: 1.28.1
I love this app!!!!Very accurate description of flowers! Good job guys! This is awesome!!!.Version: 1.28.1
Super identificationSuper satisfaite!.Version: 1.29
Awesome!This app identified all my house plants with so much info on them, looking forward to using this outdoor..Version: 1.29
AmazingWow! What an awesome app, I can’t believe everything it’s able to do! So much more than just identify plants! Wish I found this earlier!.Version: 1.28
AwesomeI love this app. So helpful.Version: 1.28
Top AppLoved it from start.
Use it lot’s around house yard and farm and wood lot’s too..Version: 1.28
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