How to identify plants using your phoneOne of my favorite things about traveling is walking or hiking around a new area. It’s the best way to get to know a destination IMHO. My dad always taught me to stop and smell the flowers, so that’s what I try to do.

But: I don’t always know what flowers I’m smelling, and I often end up wondering what flower or plant I’m looking at. Instead of doing a reverse Google image search (where you upload a photo instead of typing a search term) every time, I downloaded a free app called Garden Answers. The Garden Answers app is highly rated (both Android and iOS versions) and can instantly identify over 20,000 plants. It’s now the #1 downloaded gardening app in the App Store.

Just download the app and register with your email or Facebook account. From there, it’s easy: snap a picture, tap submit and voila! You’ll instantly get the accurate identity of the plant and detailed information about it from garden and horticulture experts. And if you’re a gardener (which I’m not) concerned about a plant disease or insect infestation, you can use the keyword search feature. It contains answers to over 200,000 commonly asked plant questions.

There are other plant apps available out there, no doubt. One that caught my eye was Plantsnap, which was advertised in my Instagram feed. But I didn’t download it since it was $3.99 and this one is free. Did I make a mistake? Is there a plant app that you prefer? Share in the comments below!



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5 Comments On "How to Identify Plants Using Your Phone"
  1. Mr. Dixon Mora|

    You are the coolest guy in this BUSINESS!!! Thank you for all the great tips thru the years

    1. Johnny Jet
      Johnny Jet|

      Thank YOU!

  2. Don Pochmara|

    A great one for identifying birds is called: Merlin

    1. Johnny Jet
      Johnny Jet|

      Good one! Thanks

  3. Barbara Beauchemin|

    I go to the app store and all I see is a preview… do I get this app? Does anyone else have this problem?

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