FloraQuest 4+

University of North Carolina

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.4 • 12 Ratings
    • $7.99

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FloraQuest connects you with everything you need to know about naturally occurring plants in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic US:
- Interactive dichotomous keys use your location to streamline the process of identifying plants
- Illustrated glossary terms decipher botanical terms
- Full descriptions of species, varieties, subspecies, genera, and plant families, including references, identification notes, images, and distributions
- Powerful and quick search to find species (first two letters of genus + first two letters of species, e.g., ACRU finds Acer rubrum).
- Record plants you find, with photos, dates, and location. Browse plants others have found and made public.
- Show plants by common name or scientific (latin) name.

FloraQuest is a product of the University of North Carolina Herbarium (http://herbarium.unc.edu) and was funded by Innovate Carolina.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Integrates observations into the iNaturalist application

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

NewBackyardNaturalist ,

Great Concept but ...

This App needs more work and updating for serious backyard naturalists. Has it ever been updated? Some of us have hard-to-identify native or long naturalized plants and would be glad to provide photos that are missing from this app if we could positively ID them.

toadshade ,

For Those Who Want To Take Their Botany Study To A New Level

This is a great app and I agree with everything GulfCoastBotanizer says. I'm a serious hobbyist wanting to up my game and have been using Weakley's Flora for the Southeastern U.S. for a while. The search features are excellent. I'm still learning the keys and this is a great app to do that. Plus having the info on what's Native and what's Exotic is useful since I have a friend in the process of planting a Native garden. I agree with the other review that there seems to be no way to edit observations. I would love to be able delete Castilleja coccinea from the Xeric Sandhills in Columbia, SC, and put it back in the Great Smokies where I intended. Plus I wish there was a way to organize the Favorites since I'm putting a lot in there. A lot of hard work was put into this and it is greatly appreciated!

James Wilson
Columbia, SC

Jennie, Hendersonville NC ,

Cool app, but not totally working well

I just got this app and it seems cool, but I’m having a few issues. I am connected to iNaturalist, but when I click on observations the app just closes... maybe it needs an update? Also I wish there were more pictures of the plants when you get to your end result. Some have a picture and some don’t.

App Privacy

The developer, University of North Carolina, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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