Flora ID Apps



At this point Flora ID has two types of plant identification software; one for Windows, and the other being apps for Android devices.  There are two types of apps for Android devices: “wildflower” apps, and as of 3/4/17 – comprehensive (Pro) apps.  Both types of Android apps are available on the Google Play store and on the Amazon store.  The features listed here apply to both types of apps.  There is also a free demo app titled “California Lilies Free Demo.”

All of the apps for Windows have the same features and information as do the comprehensive Android apps.


  • Select plant characteristics that match the plant to be identified
  • Select any characteristic in any order, from over 50 menus
  • Characteristics defined, with detailed scientific illustrations
  • With each choice the list of possible plants shrinks, usually getting to one species with about 3 to 6 characteristics.
  • The app suggests lists of characteristics based on ease of use, effectiveness, and remaining species
  • Confirm identifications by comparing with photos or descriptions
  • Plant reference lists from 130 references books and publication sets, with page numbers given for each species
  • Access provided in the apps to all data for each species
  • Alphabetize the species list by either common or scientific name, or search by entering a name or string of letters
  • No need for wifi, power, nor cell towers – it’s all in the app
  • Built on over 25 years of experience creating interactive plant identification software
  • Documentation and program help available within the app


The wildflower apps, initially created by Flora ID Northwest in 2014,  are the most comprehensive wildflower apps anywhere, and go way beyond the usual field manual.  They  include 85 to 96 % of all the known non-grass-like flowering plants, both native and introduced, that grow wild in each state or region for which they are produced.  This means annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. 29 apps, each for a different geographic region, are available on the Google Play store and the Amazon store, covering most of Western and Central United States and SW Canada.  Most android devices can download from either store.

The apps are perfect for farmers, nature lovers, conservationists, hikers, botanists, students, teachers, wildflower enthusiasts, gardeners, nursery owners, or anyone curious about the natural world.  All photos are in the app, with no need for an outside connection.

The following wildflower apps are available :

2250 Washington Wildflowers

2900 Oregon Wildflowers

2950 N. California Wildflowers

3050 C. California Wildflowers

2800 S. California Wildflowers

2800 Arizona Wildflowers

2600 New Mexico Wildflowers

2350 Nevada Wildflowers

2450 Utah Wildflowers

2250 Colorado Wildflowers

2100 Idaho Wildflowers

1950 Montana Wildflowers

1850 Wyoming Wildflowers

1500 Four Corners Wildflowers (NEW Feb 5, 2015)

1300 Dakota Wildflowers

1400 Nebraska Wildflowers

1450 Kansas Wildflowers

1350 Minnesota Wildflowers

1350 Iowa Wildflowers

1550 Wisconsin Wildflowers

1900 BC Canada Wildflowers

1250 Alberta Wildflowers

1050 Saskatchewan Wildflowers

1100 Manitoba Wildflowers

2350 SW Canada Wildflowers


The new comprehensive ‘pro’ apps were first released in early March, 2017, and are available on both Google Play and Amazon.  They provide the ability to identify all plants growing wild in each state/province/region for which we produce them, knowing that all vascular plants in that region are included.  This includes all flowering plants, spore-bearing plants, and conifers, whether native or naturalized – basically, the entire vascular flora – and you can identify them right where you find them.  These apps include all the plants that are in our interactive PC software programs, and all the functionality of those as well.  The apps are intended to meet the requirements of professional botanists, yet easily used by people just newly learning about plants.

The comprehensive apps have been simply named, Montana Plants, Wisconsin Plants, Utah Plants, etc., and include all the states and provinces listed for the wildflowers listed above.

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See also the descriptions for the state/province or region of your choice at the Google Play store and the Amazon store.