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 3,479 species of plants found in New England. Overall, 1,619 are "Wildflowers", 294 are shrubs, 244 are trees, 55 are vines, 553 are grass-like, 99 are fern-like, 303 are moss-like, 54 are seaweed and 374 are lichen.
Added more plant photos. Added a flower size search. Improved the graphic design of the main search menu.
Ratings and Reviews
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. Sambucus nigra (Black Elderberry) is a very common species here in my part of NH and I don’t see it in the app. Also Spiraea tomentosa (Steeplebush) doesn’t show up with GPS enabled for my area (Rumney NH). It is very common here. Still a great app. I use it all the time.
My go to app for identifying plants
This app has been awesome. I can find the majority of what I find on my wanderings. I wasn't expecting much and have been blown away. Also just found the neat feature of saving the plants you find on a list. The only problem I have had so far is that I can't go to the plant from the list. I have to go back through and type it in. Small problem. Great app!
Pretty terrible. You can’t sort or search by family. The species options appear in random order rather than grouping by genre and family. The photos only show floral parts and little to no other characteristics. There are no images of the plants in different stages of phenology. If date, time and location are available we should also be able to search and sort by what is in bloom currently. You have to needlessly sift through endless options rather being able to quickly narrow things down using families and phenology.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.