Believe it or not, there are quite a few plant & flower identification apps available for Android, and we’re here to check out the best ones. Well, we’ll talk about the ones we think are the best, these are only our picks. Below, you’ll find nine plant & flower identification applications for Android. Some of them offer very similar features, while others stand out a bit more. The point is, all of these apps are really good.
These can not only help you find out what’s the name of a particular flower or plant, but they can also be quite helpful if you’re a gardener in a number of ways. They can provide you a way to find out a lot more information about a certain flower or a plant. On top of that, you’ll find an insect identification app listed here, which can be useful for gardeners as well. You’ll find quite a bit of information about each of these apps below, so read on if you’re interested.
Top 9 Best Plant & Flower Identification Android Apps 2024
Below is a quick overview of the top 9 best plant & flower identification Android apps for 2024, including any download and in-app purchase costs.
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Top 9 Best Plant & Flower Identification Android Apps 2024 Downloads
Below is a little more information on each app, and a direct link for easy downloading.
All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.
LeafSnap is an excellent plant & flower identification app, easily one of the best ones in the Play Store. This app has both the design and functionality on its side, which is a duo that most apps try to achieve. This app allows you to take a picture of a particular flower or plant, and it will give you a bevy of information about it the moment it scans and uploads the picture. The company says that this app can accurately recognize 90-percent of all known species of plants and trees.
Considering such a percentage, chances are it’ll always be spot on for you, as the more common plants and flowers are all included in the database. Once it recognizes the flower / plant, it will share a ton of information with you. You can also browse LeafSnap’s database, if you want. The app’s UI design is excellent, it’s not only fluid, but the icons are well represented, and spaced.
What’s that flower? app is… well, its name is kind of self-explanatory. This app focuses on flowers alone, and it works really well, actually. As you can see in the provided video, the design is also quite nice, and there are quite a few categories you can browse through here. They are really well represented both in images and text, which makes the app really easy and enjoyable to use.
How can you check what flower that is? Well, you can search by a photo, which is the most useful way to go about it. Alternatively, you can search by color, habitat, and number of petals. Those are all great ways to narrow your search, in case you’re looking for something specific for your garden, or are you just wondering about something. The app actually allows you to search in both English and Latin names or in taxonomy.
NatureID is easily one of the best designed plant identification apps on this list, if not the best designed one. The developers really did a great job at designing this app, and it’s a good thing the app is quite functional as well. This app also allows you to quickly take a picture of a plant you’d like to identify, and it’ll search the database for you. Once it finds what you’re looking for, you’ll get tons of pictures and a detailed description of the plant.
You can add various plants to your favorites called “My Yard”. You can also set care reminders via this application, just so you don’t forget to water your plants, or something similar. The app even offers you an option to diagnose a plant with its plant disease identifier, in case you’re having issues with one of your plants. There’s a lot of functionality here, and a huge database to access.
Agrobase is an excellent tool for farmers and agronomists. It includes a ton of agronomic information, it has a huge database with pests, weeds, and disease catalog. On top of that, all registered pesticides, insecticides, herbicides are also included, though you’ll have to choose the right country. The app will help you identify diseases, insects, or pests in your field. It will also help you protect your crops.
Agrobase’s database is constantly updated, so it will keep you well informed. You can identify weed, pests, insects or diseases by searching for their common name, Latin name, category, or culture. The app’s design is also very nice. Its database is well represented and sorted into categories, so it’s really easy to navigate. The app is also quite responsive, and doesn’t complicate things at all.
PictureThis is yet another excellent plant and flower identification app that relies on AI (Artificial Intelligence). The app can almost instantly identify a plant, flower, or weed, all you have to do, is take a picture of it, and that’s it. You can also manually search through PictureThis’ database, which is very rich, by the way. It also offers detailed descriptions of various plants, flowers, and weed.
PictureThis can identify 10,000+ plant species with an accuracy of 98-percent, says the company. The company claims that the app can do a better job than most human experts, even. PictureThis can also provide you with suggestions and advice from a network of horticulture specialists. Plant care tips are included here, as are water reminders, so that you never forget to water your plants.
FlowerChecker+ is a bit different compared to all the other AI apps that we’ve seen. This app also allows you to take a picture of a plant / flower, in order to help you identify it. The thing is, unlike those AI apps, this app actually shares that image with human experts. The app’s team will respond as soon as possible to your request. It usually takes minutes or hours to get a response, depending on the time and the question.
The company says that it manages to solve over 95-percent of plant requests, on average. The team can help you solve any issues regarding a plant or a flower, basically. If you’d simply like to know something about it, or if it’s sick, and you need help in that regard. Do note that the app is not free, though, it’ll cost you $0.99. Another thing to note is that a single payment includes three prepaid identifications. If you need more, you’ll need to pay again.
If you’re looking to grow some plants, Plantix is a great option to help you out. The app’s primary goal is to help you heal your crops and reap higher yields. This app covers 30 major crops and detects 400+ plant damages. All you have to do is take a picture of a sick crop, and let the app do its magic. Think of this app as a doctor for your crops, as that’s essentially what it is.
The app’s content is available in 18 languages, which is not something you see often. The app can also let you know if a plant disease strikes your district, just to be extra careful. It also gives you access to a large farmer community, with over 500+ community experts. You can ask whatever you want to know. Plantix shares cultivation tips, and it will also share agri weather forecast with you. There are more features included, read more of them by clicking the link below.
PlantNet is an excellent alternative to FlowerChecker+. This app also relies on human experts, rather than on AI. This app can help you get a better understanding of plants around you, and help you at the same time. This app makes it possible to recognize about 20,000 species at present, but that library is constantly growing. There are 360,000 species living on Earth, so there’s plenty of room to improve. That goes for pretty much every such app, though.
The app can filter recognized species by genus or family. The multi-flora identification allows you to search for the photographed plant in all the flora of the application, and not only in the one you have selected. The app’s UI looks good as well. The vast majority of menus are accessible in the bottom bar, no matter where you are located within the app itself. The app is also free to use.
Insect Identifier is an app we’ve mentioned in the introduction. This app is not exactly directly about plants, but it can help you immensely. This app can identify insects, and thus help you find out what insects are hurting your plants. You can simply take a picture of an insect, and let the app do its magic. It will share with you a ton of information about any given insect, along with quite a few images.
The developers note that they only take answers from trusted professionals to train its machine learning algorithm, so that you get the best results. The company also noted that the database is constantly updated with new information. The app also allows you to keep a diary book of captured insects, while its UI looks quite nice. Do note this app is not free, though, you’ll have to pay in order to use it.
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