There are two versions of Android apps; 1: “wildflower” apps with about 90% of flowering plants growing in each state, province or other region we cover. These apps are labelled with “wildflowers”, and 2: comprehensive Pro apps ending with “Plants”, having 99+% of the vascular plants growing wild for each region. Both versions of Android apps are available on the Google Play store and on the Amazon store. The features listed below apply to both types of Android apps. There is also a free demo app titled “California Lilies Free Demo.”
(All of our software for Windows have the same features and information as do the comprehensive Android apps.)
Tips and Features:
- Select plant characteristics that match the plant to be identified
- Select any characteristic in any order, from well over 50 menus
- Characteristics are defined, with detailed scientific illustrations
- With each selection, the list of possible plants shrinks, often getting to one species with about 3 to 6 characteristics.
- The app suggests lists of characteristics to use based on ease of use, effectiveness, and remaining species
- Confirm identifications by comparing with photos, drawings, and/or descriptions
- Plant reference lists are provided for each species, from 130 botanical references books and publication sets, including page numbers from those books.
- Access is provided in the apps to all the descriptive data for each species
- One may alphabetize the species list by either common or scientific name, or search for a plant by entering a name or string of letters
- No need for WiFi, power, nor cell towers – it’s all in the app
- Documentation and program help available within the app
ANDROID WILDFLOWER APPS
The wildflower apps, 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 :
Single State Apps Regional Wildflower Apps
Washington Wildflowers N. California Wildflowers
Oregon Wildflowers C. California Wildflowers
Arizona Wildflowers S. California Wildflowers
New Mexico Wildflowers Four Corners Wildflowers
Nevada Wildflowers SW Canada Wildflowers
Utah Wildflowers Great Plains Wildflowers
Colorado Wildflowers South Rockies Wildflowers
Idaho Wildflowers North Rockies Wildflowers
Montana Wildflowers N & S Dakota Wildflowers
BC Canada Wildflowers
COMPREHENSIVE ANDROID PRO APPS (ALL VASCULAR PLANTS)
The Comprehensive ‘pro’ apps are available on both Google Play and Amazon. They provide the ability to identify all vascular plants known to grow wild in each state, province and region for which we produce the apps, knowing that all vascular plants are included. This means all flowering plants, grass-like plants, spore-bearing plants (like ferns), and conifers, whether the plants are native or naturalized. Meaning the entire vascular flora – and you can identify and confirm them when you find them. These apps include all the same plants that are in our interactive PC Windows software, and all the functionality of those as well. The apps are intended to meet the requirements of professional botanists, but are easily used by people just newly learning about plants.
The comprehensive apps have been simply named Montana Plants, etc. However, we are gradually renaming the comprehensive apps as “Montana Pro Plant Finder”, etc. They include all the states and provinces listed for the wildflowers listed above.
See also the descriptions for the state/province or region of your choice at the Google Play store and the Amazon store. Comprehensive “Pro” apps are available for the following State/Province or regions:
Comprehensive Pro Android Apps
State / Province Comprehensive Android Apps Regional Comprehensive Android apps
Alberta SW Canada .
British Columbia Central West California .
Manitoba Central East California .
Saskatchewan North California .
Arizona South California .
Colorado Four Corners .
Idaho The Dakotas .