Top 15 Free Plant Identification Apps in the UK

Even if you are a plant expert or if you have this newfound interest in plants, there will be lot of doubts and questions you are seeking answers for or tips and tricks you are looking for that would come handy. Not to mention how you often have trouble identifying similar looking plants despite your experience. With modern technology, you have answers to everything at your fingertips.

 

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Like in every other field, modern technology has also contributed to maintaining databases with essential information in the form of plant identifier apps that a person can handle on their own. You can search up any plant or flower in the app within few clicks in your smartphone. Whatever your intention is – whether it is to learn more about plants, gardening, caring for plants, you have all your answers in the apps.

 

In this blog, we have compiled a list of 15 best plant identification apps in the UK.
 

PlantSnap FlowerChecker
Plantifier Leafsnap
iPflanzen Candide
Garden Compass SmartPlant
Garden Answers Grobase
myGarden PlantNet
mySoil Garden Tags
iNaturalist

 

1) PlantSnap

 

PlantSnap app makes identifying and buying plants so easy. You just have to take a picture of the plant you want to identify and upload it in the app and it will do the rest. After the app identifies the plant, it provides a whole lot of information, including name, care tips and the suitable place and time to plant it. You can even purchase plants through the app’s HTA certified nurseries.

PlantSnap App

You can download the app from Google Play Store

Google PlayApp Store

 

2) FlowerChecker

 

FlowerChecker can be considered one of the most accurate apps as it uses real botanists to identify different flora. The botanists in the app are capable of identifying over 90% plant species. Another reason to love the app is that it is free of ads.

FlowerChecker App

The app is available for download in Google Play Store

Google PlayApp Store

 

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3) Plantifier

 

Plantifier is similar to FlowerChecker app, in terms of using real people to recognize plants. The only difference is that instead of botanists, they have employed a team from mygarden.org for the task. Just upload a photo of a plant you want to know the identity of and the team in the app will work on it. You also get assistance about garden care and tracking the growth of your flowers and plants in the app.

Plantifier App

Plantifier app is available for download in Google Play Store

Google PlayApp Store

 

4) Leafsnap

 

Leafsnap app is a gardening app that helps you identify unknown plants. It was developed by the University of Maryland, Smithsonian Institute and Columbia University. You can find a library of high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruits, petioles, seeds and bark in the app. The app has also partnered with the Natural History Museum to create a database of images and to identify different plants. The app identifies plants by recognizing the leaves.

LeafSnap

You can download the app from Google Play Store

Google PlayApp Store

 

5) iPflanzen

 

Unlike other plant identification apps that require you to upload an image of a plant, iPflanzen app requires you to enter details of the plant, such as shape of leaf or colour of fruit to identify it. The app is extremely detailed and comes with tonnes of interesting information for every plant lover.

iPflanzen App

You can download the app from App Store

App Store

 

6) Candide

 

Candide app is for anyone interested in gardening. You get introduced to a green community while using the app, where you can share gardening tips and advices, the highs and lows you experience during gardening and so on. You can also use the app as a booking platform to look for public and private gardens in the garden map and then book to visit the one that you choose.

Candide App

Candide app can be downloaded from Google Play Store.

Google PlayApp Store

 

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7) Garden Compass

 

Garden Compass app, like all plant identification apps, helps you recognize plants. What makes it noteworthy is that the app also helps you identify pests and diseases. The app also provides you monthly reminders that help you to take care of garden-related needs.

Smart Plant & Tree Care App

You can download the app from App Store

App Store

 

8) SmartPlant

 

The SmartPlant app helps you identify plants. It also includes a ‘Digital Care Calendar’ to mark all your garden needs, including plant care, planting new varieties, etc. The app can be personalized for your needs. All you have to do is to add the plants available in your garden and the app will notify you of what all are required to care for it.

SmartPlant App

The app is available in Google Play Store .

Google PlayApp Store

 

9) Garden Answers Plant Identification

 

Garden Answers Plant Identification has a huge database with 20,000 different plant species in it that helps you identify many of the unknown plants you are curious about. Apart from that, you can also access information about the plant you just identified to know if it is harmful or not. The FAQ database of the app with more than 200,000 questions is a great resource to answer all your horticulture-related doubts.

GardenAnswers Plant Identifier

You can download the app from Google Play Store

Google PlayApp Store

 

10) Grobase

 

If you are looking for a great source of garden knowledge, Grobase is the app for you. You can monitor your garden’s progress, take care of your plants and earn plenty of gardening knowledge through the app. You can also set reminders for gardening-related things. This app is the perfect companion for you as you do gardening.

Grobase: Gardening Companion

You can download the app from App Store

App Store

 

11) myGarden

 

myGarden app helps enhance your gardening knowledge with the help of garden tool experts Gardena in the app. You get to access free step-by-step gardening tutorials from them, monitor your garden’s progress, add tasks and set reminders – all at one place. The extensive library of flora and the handy bee-friendly filter will turn your patch into a wildlife magnet in no time.

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The app is available for download in the App Store

App Store

 

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12) PlantNet

 

You get all information about plants you are curious about from around the world in at least 27 languages in this app. You can identify the toxic or wild plants using the app and work on conservation projects by rightly identifying the invasive species. You can also add to the big library of images to create a better image of floral diversity.

PlantNet Plant Identification

PlantNet app can be downloaded from Play Store.

 

App Store

 

13) mySoil

 

mySoil app is a gardening app by British Geological Survey that is all about soil. You can use the app to check the soil in region – the soil type, depth, pH, soil temperature, organic matter content and so on. This gives you a better idea of the plants you can grow in your place.

mySoil App

This can help you work out which plants will flourish in your garden. You can also create a community within the app by sharing information and photos about the soil at your place. mySoil app is suitable for gardeners and vegetable growers, allotment owners, farmers and agricultural specialists and more.

You can download the app from App Store

App Store

 

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14) Garden Tags

 

mySoil app is a gardening app by British Geological Survey that is all about soil. You can use the app to check the soil in region – the soil type, depth, pH, soil temperature, organic matter content and so on. This gives you a better idea of the plants you can grow in your place. This can help you work out which plants will flourish in your garden.

Garden Tags App

You can also create a community within the app by sharing information and photos about the soil at your place. mySoil app is suitable for gardeners and vegetable growers, allotment owners, farmers and agricultural specialists and more.

You can download the app from App Store.

Google PlayApp Store

 

15) iNaturalist

 

iNaturalist app is a social network like app that helps you identify plants as well as animas you are curious about. The app is a product of California Academy of Sciences and National Geographic. You can use the app to take a photo of a plant you want to identify and you get all information about it instantly. i

iNaturalist App

Naturalist app is available for download in Google Play Store

Google PlayApp Store

 

Apart from the above-mentioned list, plant lovers have many more options of plant identification apps to choose from. Know your intent and use the app that suits you the best. You can use the apps to not only identify unknown plants, but also provide all necessary information that come handy during gardening and more.

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