"The step-by-step identification process is easier than using a coffee plunger."
GETAWAY - SA's leading travel magazine


"The species are arranged by colour, then season, then environment – even the kids can use it. Spot a purple flower in February in the fynbos region? Your chances of correctly identifying the flower increase drastically using this app."

GETAWAY - SA's leading travel magazine

This is the interactive digital field guide to the renowned reference work "Photo Guide to the Wildflowers of South Africa" by John Manning, covering 900 species.

Amazed by one of South Africa’s wildflowers and looking for its name and more information?

To identify a flower this app does not require any botanical or other expert knowledge! Simply select the flower colour, the month, the area you are visiting - and you get the results with short listed species!

This app covers 900 of the most common and most conspicuous wildflowers that occur in South Africa and neighbouring countries! Whether you are a local or a tourist, this app helps you to identify the amazing flora of South Africa.

The author John Manning is a research botanist at the National Biodiversity Institute in Cape Town.

Of great help for identification are the high-quality photos and distribution maps that are available for each plant in this app as well as the sophisticated and intuitive id feature.

Moreover, an abundance of information is found for each plant species, including plant names in different languages, taxonomy, description, data regarding flowering time, and habitat.

This app was produced and designed by experienced biologists and botanists. Professional designers have created a user interface which allows a simple and intuitive handling.

Our app is easy and fun to use at the same time!

Extensive and high-quality content including:

• 900 of South Africa’s most common wildflowers are portrayed
• information on plant names, taxonomy, description, flowering time, habitat and interesting facts
• > 1000 premium photos, each flower illustrated
• 900 distribution maps

Special features of this app:

• Sophisticated identification system developed by botanists
• Intuitive and easy-to-use design
• Compare up to 16 flowers
• Choose a flower region: Grassland + Savannah, Fynbos, or Namaqualand, and all flowers specific to that region are displayed
• Flower names in Latin + English in all + Afrikaans in most cases
• Save sightings automatically via GPS

All these features make this app the ultimate digital pocket field guide!

*** Once downloaded no internet connection needed – just download the app once and start using! ***

Additionally, the app is continuously being extended. All updates are free of charge.

We wish you many amazing flower observations and lots of fun and success with this app!

Visit our internet support site for more information. We are happy, if you like our app. Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions or suggestions or comments at:

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What’s New

Version 2.0

We have further improved the app for you:

- updated to newest iOS version
- new compare mode to compare up to 16 flowers implemented
- the entire app is now programmed in advanced SWIFT code (faster and more reliable)

If you like the app please leave a review, if you have any questions or suggestions drop us a mail at, Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Harveyster69 ,

The book as an app!

This app is the well-known reference work by John Manning. And more, offering several useful functions like identification and sighting features with GPS. Very useful!

NelspruitJagerman ,

For South-Africa lovers!

Well done work to help identify the rich botany of South Africa. Easy to use und very helpful. The five stars are well deserved!!


Mullen & Pohland GbR
611.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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