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Flora ID for Windows Installation & Support

Windows PC Installation Instructions

Install the Windows PC version of Flora-ID in three simple steps.  After purchase, you will be able to download your software from within your account anytime, anywhere!

  1. Unzip the download, open the folder, and then open Set-up.exe
  2. A small window will appear: click once on “Install
  3. Once you click “install,” it will prompt you through the installation process. When completed, you will find a green and white icon on the desktop titled XID Databases.

That’s it!  It’s that easy to get started.

System Requirements

The XID Services software runs in Windows 98 or newer Windows operating systems including Windows 11, and in either 32-bit or 64-bit computers. The program works fine running in a Windows touch-screen tablet. The program will not run in Windows CE (A very outdated Windows Mobile device).

Any computer running Windows has enough RAM memory to run the keys. However, with many thousands of color photos, the more RAM the faster and smoother it will call up the photos.

If you are interested in installing the program on a Mac, there are some emulators which may run the PC keys, though we cannot guarantee that it will work.

Flora ID for Windows States/Provinces & Regions

Each Windows PC key includes all the native and naturalized vascular plants known to grow in that state or province. The list below gives the total number of species included for each state; text information regarding varieties and subspecies is included for a majority of the species.

If you are a member of a state Native Plant Society or a chapter of one or similar organization, feel free to contact them about purchasing our Windows software through them. This will cut 30% off the cost for you. The organizations may contact us to learn about how we manage this

Note: all PC versions have been updated as of May, 2020, and the Pacific Northwest version was considerably revised as of June, 2020 to coincide with the geography and plants of the recently revised Flora of the Pacific Northwest.

Single State/Province Regions

  • Alberta, 1887 species  – US$
  • Arizona, 4146 species
  • British Columbia, 2806 species – US$
  • California, 6481 species
  • Colorado, 3199 species
  • Idaho, 2888 species
  • Iowa, 1934 species
  • Kansas, 2089 species
  • Manitoba, 1710 species – US$
  • Minnesota, 2103 species
  • Montana, 2692 species
  • Nebraska, 1908 species
  • Nevada, 3210 species
  • New Mexico, 3820 species
  • Oregon, 3988 species
  • Saskatchewan, 1656 species
  • Utah, 3348 species
  • Washington, 3216 species
  • West Virginia, 2625 species
  • Wisconsin, 2463 species
  • Wyoming, 2545 species
  • West Virginia, – free – A collaboration of the West Virginia Herbarium and Flora ID.

Regional Keys

  • Pacific Northwest: Includes Southern British Columbia, Washington, Northern Oregon, Northern and Central Idaho, and the western edge of Montana – 5179 species.  Note that this is a revised version of the Pacific Northwest keys, now in most cases following the species, nomenclature, and geographic range of the 2018 2nd Ed. of the Flora of the Pacific Northwest.  It provides a useful companion to that publication.
  • Southwest Canada: Includes British Columbia through Manitoba. 3520 species
  • Pacific Region: Includes British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California. 8210 species
  • Great Basin: Includes SE Oregon, S Idaho, E California, Nevada, and Utah. 5098 species
  • Four Corners Region: SE Utah, SW Colorado, NE Arizona, and NW New Mexico. 4305 species
  • Rocky Mountain Region: Alberta to New Mexico. 5795 species
  • Great Plains: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, E Montana through E Colorado, North Dakota through Kansas, and Minnesota and Iowa. 4849 species
  • Southwest United States: Includes Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. 6926 species
  • The Dakotas: Includes North and South Dakota. 1854 species