This App, which operates without an internet connection, helps you find and identify plants. When you give the App information about a plant, such as its location, flower color and the time of year, the App will quickly show you which plants match your selections.
The App includes 3,633 species of plants found in New England. Overall, 1,702 are "Wildflowers", 328 are shrubs, 217 are broadleaf trees, 37 are conifers, 67 are vines, 566 are grass-like, 108 are fern-like, 310 are moss-like, 58 are seaweed and 384 are lichen.
Added some support for French and Spanish. Updated the plant database. Added more species, plant photos and more information about plant locations.
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My favorite app! Works offline!
More useful than any field guide book I’ve ever purchased.
This may not be set up precisely the way a professional academic flora guide is set up, but it works just fine on your phone when you’re trying to figure out a plant ID. If you’re a professional botanist you probably don’t need one of these anyway. If you just want to be able to pull your phone out of your pocket and find out what that plant is then you’re in the right place. Then you can use the awesome built in glossary reference on the description tab to sound like a professional botanist, or at least understand what you read. If you know (or think you know) a plant’s genus, species, or common name you can type it in and even a part name will bring up match results to check against.
Make sure you check out the info tab so you can learn how to create logs. This app is so intuitive that you can jump right into IDs without instructions, but there’s a bit more in there and it doesn’t jump out at you.
Developer: I love this app, but I’ve been using it for a while now without knowing I could log and send in data. I’d suggest a quick tutorial or a red notification dot, otherwise that might go unnoticed. The instructions are quite clear once you do notice them.
Please add a way to sort the full database by family, that’s all that’s missing. (Unless you feel like moving on to insects🤞)
Thank you! You’ve brought this autodidact a great deal of enjoyment!
Great but some issues
I’m a volunteer docent at a local natural area. I take people on guided walks identifying native and naturalized plants. I recommend this app to everyone. Still I wish the plant descriptions were organized in such a way that it was easy to locate the descriptions of each aspect of the plant’s morphology (leaf, flower, leaf arrangement etc) as well as some interesting facts about the plant. Understanding that this is a cooperative effort this might be difficult to take on. I’m also noticing that some plants are missing.
Developer Response ,
It would be great to have better plant descriptions. Let me know if you find descriptions that can be used in this app. The elderberry and steeplebush are there. I'm not sure why you didn't find them. A quick way to see them is to look at all species (3,500 of them) and enter the first 3 letters of the genus name.
New England Wildflowers
A very practical and informative source when in the field...literally and figuratively!
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- Wildflower Search
- 356.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.1 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © Wildflower Search
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.