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If you are looking for the apps that can help you identify the plants by taking pictures of them, then you should check out these best Best Plant Identification Apps For Android/iPhone
There are a ton of plant identification apps available for free on Google Play Store and iOS App Store. These apps help you identify the plants – all you need to do is take the picture of the plant with your mobile phone or upload it from the gallery and wait for the app to identify it; these apps contain massive plant species encyclopedia that can identify thousands of plants in no time. So let's not waste any time and check out the best plant identification apps for Android/iPhone 2020.
Best Plant Identification Apps For Android/iPhone: –
Following is the list of plant identification apps featuring the technology to identify the plant species in no time –
PlantNet Plant Identification
PlantNet Plant Identification is one of the best apps to identify plants, trees, grasses, flowers, leaves, etc. On Android, its size is around 15 MB. And, on iOS, its size is around 50 MB. The best thing is it is completely free. There are no ads and IAPs. I tested this app on my Tulsi plant and it gave me useful/accurate information; scientific name, family, genus, species, common name(s), etc. You can either click the picture of the plant or load from the gallery. After that, this app will analyze the plant and give you its info. Tap the confirm button on the result page and the next screen, under the (i) tab, you get the plant details.
Also, it links the Wikipedia page so that you can get more information. If you are looking for a free best plant identification app, then I would suggest using this app on your Android or iOS device.
PictureThis: Identify Plant
PictureThis is available on both OS; Google Play Store and iOS App Store. On Android, this app's size is around 23 MB. And, on iOS, its size is around 50MB. PictureThis app is published by Glority LLC that can help you identify the plants, flowers, weed, trees and give you details. It's a freemium app – you can try the trial version for 7 days. If you like the app, you can go premium – it costs around $5-6 – depending on the currency. The app uses an AI-enabled image recognition engine to identify the plants.
I subscribed to this app's premium membership and here is my review: –
The app has clean UI – there are menu buttons in the footer. You can click the picture of the plant in real-time and get its info. Or, it also allows you to select the photos from the gallery. As a premium member, you get unlimited IDs. I tested this app on my Tulsi plant and it gave me accurate information.
The app gives you details like the Scientific name of the plant, class, family, genus, species, symbolism, characteristics like plant type, lifespan, height, intersting facts, etc. It's pretty good. You can try the trial version for 7 days – you would be charged after the trial version. If you want to cancel, go to Google Play Store and head to the subscriptions and from there you can cancel the subscription.
PlantSnap is another one of the best plant identification apps for Android/iPhone. There are two versions of this app; available on both Android and iOS. The free one has Ads and IAPs. And, the pro version is ad-free, IAPs-free. The size of this plant identification app on Android is around 25 MB and on iOS, it's around 180 MB. You will have to register the account; you can use an email address or Apple/Google/Facebook account. Once registered, a tutorial will start that explains how to use this app for plant identification.
Like all other apps listed here, PlantSnap also allows you to capture the picture of the plant in real-time or load from the gallery. Tap the snap button and choose to load from the gallery. After that, zoom into the main part of the plant and tap the done button on the top-right corner. Wait until the identification gets completed and check out the result. Tap on the result banner for more details; family, genus, scientific name, etc.
If you are on Android, then Google Lens is the app that you can use for plant identification. Tap the search button and scan the plant in real-time and Google Lens will show you its result on the next screen.
LeafSnap – Plant Identification
LeafSnap by Appixi is among the top best plant identification apps for Android/iPhone iOS. On Android, its size is around 18 MB. And, on iOS, its size is around 45 MB. The UI is pretty clean – there is no mess like community tab, photos from other users, etc. A simple home page where you can take a photo or upload a plant photo for identification. After that, it will take a few seconds and show you the result. Tap the result and you will get the plant details; family name, genus, description, species info, common names, etc. Also, it gives the link to Wikipedia for further info. Speaking of monetization, it has ads. You can remove the ads by getting the premium account.
So this would be all in this post on the best plant identification apps for Android/iPhone iOS. My favorite app for plant identification is PlantNet. It's free, gives you a lot of information, and accurate results.
If you know more apps, comment below. I would love to consider them adding to this list.