Flora ID Apps

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At this point Flora ID has two types of plant identification software; one for Windows, and the other type for Android devices.  There are two versions of Android apps; “wildflower” apps (with about 90% of flowering plants growing in each state/province we cover), and as of March 2017 – “comprehensive (Pro)” apps (having all the vascular plants growing wild for each state/province we cover).  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.

Features:

  • Select plant characteristics that match the plant to be identified
  • Select any characteristic in any order, from over 50 menus
  • Characteristics are defined, with detailed scientific illustrations
  • With each selection, 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 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

WILDFLOWER APPS

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 :

Washington Wildflowers

Oregon Wildflowers

N. California Wildflowers

C. California Wildflowers

S. California Wildflowers

Arizona Wildflowers

New Mexico Wildflowers

Nevada Wildflowers

Utah Wildflowers

Colorado Wildflowers

Idaho Wildflowers

Montana Wildflowers

Wyoming Wildflowers

Four Corners Wildflowers

Dakota Wildflowers

Nebraska Wildflowers

Kansas Wildflowers

Minnesota Wildflowers

Iowa Wildflowers

Wisconsin Wildflowers

BC Canada Wildflowers

Alberta Wildflowers

Saskatchewan Wildflowers

Manitoba Wildflowers

SW Canada Wildflowers

COMPREHENSIVE APPS

The 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 vascular plants growing wild in each state/province/region for which we produce them, knowing that all they are included.  This means all flowering plants including grass-like plants, spore-bearing plants (like ferns), and conifers, whether native or naturalized; basically the entire vascular flora – and you can identify them and confirm it right where you find them.  These apps include all the same 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, etc. and include all the states and provinces listed for the wildflowers listed above.  However, we are gradually renaming the comprehensive apps as “Montana Pro Plant Finder”, etc.

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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.

Comprehensive “Pro” apps are available for the following State/Province or regions:

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

SW Canada

Arizona

Central West California

Central East California

North California

South California

Colorado

Four Corners

The Dakotas

Idaho

Iowa

Kansas

Minnesota

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Mexico

Oregon

Pacific Northwest

Utah

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming