Identify Plants: PlantSnap Pro

Identify Plants: PlantSnap Pro

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2017-06-07
  • Current Version: 2.02.01
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 209.51 MB
  • Developer: PlantSnap, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 30 005


Instantly identify plants of all kinds: flowers, trees, succulents, mushrooms, cacti and more! PlantSnap is the revolutionary plant identification app from built to help you instantly identify plants in a snap. Users on iOS12 can experience instant plant recognition, no framing or snapping required! Simply tap a detected plant on your device for information on the plant in a real-time Augmented Reality view. PlantSnap now works in every country on Earth and is translated into 30 languages! Our database has been upgraded to over 625,000 plants, trees and more, and the algorithm is now 94% accurate. Have you ever been on a hike, vacation or simply on an afternoon walk and wondered what species that plant, flower or tree was? Take a picture of the plant and PlantSnap will tell you what it is in seconds using its robust plant database. With PlantSnap, you can reconnect to the natural world around you and learn about nearby plants, or browse our gallery to discover new and exotic plants all across the globe. PlantSnap also comes with a map of plants nearby to help you get out and explore. Whether you find peace and mindfulness from hiking, or if you are interested in studying nature, PlantSnap has the resources and technology you need. PlantSnap also comes paired with a seamlessly integrated companion website, allowing you to upload photos from your computer for instant identification or check items from your plant collection. PlantSnap is powered by deep learning and artificial intelligence, meaning that it actually learns and improves with every image you feed it. Every image you take makes PlantSnap better and adds to the growing Plant Database. Get out there and start PlantSnapping! PlantSnap Features: Identify Plants with Your Camera • Instantly learn the name of plants, flowers and trees with a picture! • Open the PlantSnap app, snap a photo, and watch the PlantSnap Database name the plant in seconds. Auto-Detect Plants to Identify • PlantSnap automatically tells you when a plant is framed well • Tap the screen where the flower is highlighted for the most accurate results Augmented Reality Plant Identification (requires iOS12) • Watch amazing Augmented Reality animations over a plant • View information on a plant through an AR interface Plant Database • Our database is global and our results are instantaneous. There are currently 625,000 plants, trees and mushrooms species in our worldwide database • PlantSnap currently has 90% of all known plant species on Earth in our database, and we continue to train more species into our algorithm every month. Plant Identification & Learning Algorithms • Our algorithm is retrained and improved every month using the 200,000+ anonymous images taken by our users every day • PlantSnap will update automatically for you every time we add a new batch of species, no additional fees required Companion Website • Visit with your PlantSnap account • View your collection from the app on the web • Add photos to identify from your desktop, then keep track of things on your mobile Discover the World Around You • Use the Explore section to view every anonymous photo taken with the PlantSnap app anywhere on the entire planet • Gamify your hikes with friends and family! PlantSnap lets you build a library of every plant, tree or flower you've snapped. See how many you can collect! • Get some fresh air and improve your mood! PlantSnap connects the divide between technology and nature. Download PlantSnap now and start PlantSnapping! **Be sure to watch our instructional video to get the most accurate results!** **Please check your email after purchasing for more detailed information.** We are looking to make PlantSnap better all the time. Please leave your feedback in the app to help PlantSnap grow!



  • Handy app

    By Balrog42
    Love this app. Easy to use and accurate.
  • Login request

    By mrlarry0001
    I used this a few times and it worked great. I hadn’t used it for a while and went to use it today and it said I needed to login using Facebook/Google/Email, etc. You shouldn’t have to login to an app such as this to use it and everyone should be cautious of any app that makes such a request.
  • Avoid this app

    By johnlreed
    An unreliable app is a worthless app. The service has failed to identify any plants or trees I’ve tested it with. This presents the developer with a moral problem: should this app continue to be distributed when the potential for harm to its users is so great?
  • Dr Mark A Dufrene

    By Dr Mark A Dufrene
    Great help to identify trees and plants, Edible and non-edible fruit trees and berries. A great educational resource for all ages. Especially for those who camp, hike and enjoy nature. A must have for the outdoor-man and survival skills.
  • When it works...

    By HaboSap
    50/50 shot it’ll know the plant.
  • Useless

    By JannieAnnie1207
    I am extremely sorry that I paid for this app. I’ve taken pictures of numerous plants and it has only identified 1. That was plumerias, and I was testing the app.
  • Much improved!!

    By WellNowCoach
    The update to this app is great! Identifying almost every plant so far!
  • Quick name given

    By barkbox
    Barely got my finger off photo button and the plant was named
  • Leaves

    By @davestephie
    It doesn’t work too well on leaves (trees, bushes, plants that haven’t bloomed yet). Although it works wonderfully on flower blooms!! I use it often.
  • 0% accuracy

    By Moohaumed
    I tried dozens of plants it never got it right not once. The correct plant never even showed up in the alternate list.
  • Registering

    By Justin11233467&
    Not happy that I can't use the app any more without giving my email
  • Happy botanist

    By vadhopper
    I am a Science Teacher with ecological publications and a thesis on an endangered plant. I spent years identifying plants and I am quite adept. I love this app. This app is not perfect - but until we have much better AI powering it - it cannot be. This app is a great and simple tool. You must be sure to take a good picture of the plant and you must observe the fine points of identifying the plant - reading the descriptions of the plants and making sure everything matches well. It would be ideal if the descriptions pointed out the key distinguishing features of each species. Sometimes the picture is a perfect match to the wrong species - but it would be difficult to figure that out from the limited descriptions. I still give the app 5 stars because perfection is a crazy expectation. The app works far better than one should expect. I do think it is getting better, and I hope they keep improving the descriptions with key identification features. It would also be ideal if you could add additional observation such as the habitat (disturbed ground, forest, field, wetland, etc), other neighboring species, and add specific features like stem shape, distinct smells, sap features, or other features generally not easily captured in a picture. Keep making it better! Thank you!
  • Unattended herbs for sale

    By AnneCatholicElizabeth
    At my grocery store there were individual pots of herbs for sale individually with no labels and no staff to help. Using your app, I was able to choose the herbs I wanted: sage, thyme and rosemary. It was nice not to feel helpless and to buy the herbs confidently. Thank you!
  • What is wrong with this picture.

    By Mobius24
    I have asked PlantSnap to identify the simplest plants and flowers and it gets it wrong more times than not. Some of my plants I know, some I have forgot or were not correctly labeled. I would like to know what these plants are. I got this app to find out what some of these plants are and so far it has been a waste of a whole 99 cents.
  • Not great

    By brotzymbma
    I just splurged on the pro version of this app and am not impressed. If you open a pin in the “explore” map and you have an iPhone, it won’t close the pin but rather take you to your phone’s notifications center. So, you can never get back to the map to explore. There doesn’t seem to be any way to submit multiple photos of a plant to the identifier, which is often necessary for accuracy. I came up with bupkes on my very first id attempt. It would be nice if you could limit the searches to plants native to your area, but there’s no way to do that. You’re better off without this app and just a few library books.
  • Identifying

    By marbegia
    Doesn’t identify plants very well
  • Goals

    By mrmorrell
    Still can’t recognize enough plants, especially succulents.
  • Great app but hardly ever right

    By Kobo25
    I’ve used this app quite a few times but it hardly ever gets it right. Great simple point and click technology - terribly limited plant directory/recognition. It couldn’t even identify a plain wild violet leaf ...
  • Grass

    By Casscounty
    Good information in a short period of time.
  • All but useless

    By blynn6
    Terrible app. Disgusted that I paid for it. It only identifies correctly (or at all) half the time. I had submitted about 6 photos for ID by a professional when the app couldn’t figure it out based on photos. Weeks later I still had no response so I contacted the app developers. They asked me for copies of the photos but I STILL have no response about the plants or why I’m not getting any answers from anyone. I recently logged onto the app to discover that all my unidentified plant photos had been erased. They’re gone. So now I will never know the answers. It seems these people have no idea what they’re doing. I hate it. Just to clarify, I submitted the exact same photos to Reddit (/r/whatsthisplant) and they had zero issues identifying the plants. So that’s what I’ll be doing from now on. I hate when you ask for help and get ignored. EDIT: PlantSnap people I am appalled by your condescending and rude comments on other people’s reviews. Unbelievable. I better not get a sassy response from you saying how thousands of other users have had no issues. Because these issues aren’t me. It’s YOU that is not responding and erasing my photos from my app.
  • Inspiration

    By Jordan of Zion
    This application has been so fun to use. I’ve learned so many new plants and it’s neat to keep record of your personal findings.
  • Plant Snap

    By campfiresbeus
    Wonderful tool identifying foliage and trees along trails not native you one’s own surroundings.
  • App has not identified one common plant

    By EV4PREZ
    Despite best efforts, this app is worthless to me. How disappointing. Would not recommend.
  • Crediting this app for saving a life

    By CyberThreat60
    By the grace of God in heaven I downloaded this app yesterday with the notion of making a record of the plants growing on our little homestead acreage in Iowa. I tried it on a couple of trees yesterday and put it away because, we’ll, there’s a lot of work to be done around the farm. Today I happened to be out in the garden pulling weeds and encountered a plant next to the carrots that I wasn’t sure what to do with ... similar to the carrots, but much taller. Not wanting to accidentally pull a vegetable from the soil, I skipped over it for the time being. Later it finally dawned on me that I can use this app to see what that tall carrot-looking plant is. The app identified it as poisonous hemlock... a seriously deadly plant. I thought, nah! And tried again from a different angle... this time the app indicated it could be licorice root, but right there near the top of the list of possibilities was again the poisonous hemlock. Fortunately this convinced me I needed to be careful around this plant just in case. I’ve since confirmed it is indeed poison hemlock... the app was correct on the first try. Before today I had no idea what poison hemlock even looked like and certainly had no idea the stuff (having fern-type leaves that resemble carrot greens) could be growing in my *garden* — next to my carrots! Even a small amount of poisonous hemlock is quickly fatal to people and animals. This app quite likely was instrumental in saving lives here on our little homestead. Thank God in heaven for PlantSnap!
  • Be specific

    By allnicknamestak
    Very non specific and sometimes confusing. It can’t be fifty things. Which one is it?
  • INaturalist is a much better app

    By Nothimagain
    I will start by saying the customer service from this company is horrible. Rude. Uncaring. Oh, plus they lied to me. iNaturalist not only identifies plants but also animals and has experts in the iNaturalist community to help you when you’re stuck with an ID that you can’t quite figure out. Oh. And here’s the best part. iNaturalist is free. Yes. Free (they do have a way to donate but you don’t have to). Please try iNaturalist before paying money for this app. iNaturalist is so much better and their customer service is spot on.
  • Decent, but could be a lot better

    By Sunrae8755
    It identifies about 25% of the plants I’ve used to test it accurately.
  • Amazing

    By Mike@Ranger
    I have just started using this app, and I have submitted two pictures. Both were quickly and correctly identified! This is great! Update to my review....I have sent in two more photos of plants on my ranch and both were readily identified. I am 100% pleased.
  • Life Saver!

    By jpgms
    Each year I would get a rash working in my yard...finally able to identify the vine that I suspected was the culprit with this app. It was Eastern Poison Ivy, which looks nothing like the classic we all learned about in school. It also allows me to figure out plants and flowers I see on a walk that I like and save it for future reference.
  • 100% inaccurate

    By Vivstar29
    I'm giving two stars because I applaud the developers for trying. However they lose the rest of the stars because I have yet to take a photo that accurately identifies a plant! Sorely disappointed, especially because it's not the most value priced app
  • Awesome App

    By dalong.6400
    I am using the app for the 1st time & have identified 3 very interesting flowers in about 7 minutes! I love this!!!
  • What the hell is “pussywillow jasmine”

    By Seven59889
    Cestrum nocturnum is night blooming jasmine What idiot named it pussywillow jasmine?
  • Can be improved but great none the less

    By GlassyIdesign
    Sometimes I get incorrect info, which is my only gripe....but all around this is a great ap. I use if for reference for my garden...its a great way to figure out what i need to buy next too. Its quite easy and super helpful.
  • Completely useless

    By jbmusselwhite
    I brought home a philodendron and took a photo of it just to try it out and it came up with several plants that were inaccurate. Took another photo and got completely different, but still inaccurate, results. What a disappointing waste of my money.
  • Snap Plant

    By Wrangler49
    I have used this app many times to identify plants that I wanted to add to my landscaping. Have also identified undesirables that have shown up. This is a very handy and easy to use app.
  • What’s growing

    By Laughingopa
    Makes knowing what’s growing easy
  • Alternates

    By ChazD60
    It is usually only the alternate options that provide to be the correct match.
  • A friend

    By Fadnyl
    Plant snap is like having a master gardener in your pocket. Sometimes it takes a few tries to find the correct answer to your identification. Help is always a few clicks away.
  • Grandaughter...8

    By Spiderstone
    We were riding my Gator on the place we call the strip,and we went by a plant flowers on it....and I said I wish I knew what kinda plant that was and Alena said get plant snap and I said what's that ?she pappy that is a app...that identify's plants and flowers....I said I will get as soon as we get back to the house.....I did and one of the best things I ever did... Rick & Alena....Pennsylvania
  • Good for what it is

    By S00shy
    I have really grown to love this app for identifying plants. As long as you have service and can use the camera within the app, have decent photography skills, and can use some critical thinking, it will help you identify trees, shrubs, perennial and annual flowers. It doesn’t work at all (for me) to take a picture offline and later upload it. Best if you have flowers to capture, ok with leaves. I like the social interface to see other plants in the area. I think domestic works better than wild flora. 👍🏼
  • Wow

    So I read the reviews and thought maybe this app would be a great idea but I take pictures of very simple common plants and the majority of the time it does not read it properly. I’ve had the app for 15 minutes now and I’m extremely annoyed I have to constantly take pictures over again because the app is not processing the plants and if it does process the picture it brings up plants that are not even in the same species. I shouldn’t have to take a picture of one plant five times to get the name it kind of feels like I just wasted my $20 purchasing this app. I’ve already had to send two plants to them to be identified because the app cannot identify the plant which to me is annoying this app is supposed to be a plant identification app it’s supposed to be as simple as snapping a picture of the plant and you being able to receive all the information your seeking on the plant it is your searching for but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I have over 150 indoor plants I’m not gonna sit here and take five pictures of each plant just to get the name I’m hoping the developers will read this and fix these issues.
  • Wonderful

    By Legatus Glaber
    Bought this app a year ago. It was only moderately accurate back then, but now it identifies correctly whatever I throw at it. It's impressive how much it has improved. I guess with a lot of data and feedback from users its AI has become much more powerful and precise. I love how it detects plant features even before you actually press the shutter release. Great job!
  • Very accurate for ID

    By h sofia
    I've found this to be excellent for IDing plants; better than other plant ID apps. If possible I would deduct half a star because I think it could be improved in terms of encyclopedic info it provides. Sometimes the info is inconsistent, formatted oddly, and too "raw" in terms of editing, but I know that botany is a vast and inexact science. I use this app to catalog and ID plants, and then I do my own research online. For that it is really terrific. And I appreciate it for the accuracy.
  • Waste of money don’t get it

    By ABT668
    Useless, tried to take a picture and it was stuck in “augmented reality” mode telling me what was and was not a flower without actually identifying it. Developers clearly don’t know how to make a user friendly app
  • New user of app

    By 8SCB8
    Just tried it and worked on my tests. It did have an issue loading a pic to save. It got hung up loading. Tried another pic/answer it gave me for same flower and it worked. Think this will be fun!
  • Needs more use/experience

    By LKrakow
    Using it mainly as a game/experiment, gets it about 40%, needs more informed people around the world adding to the image dictionary... hit me up if you need some identification help in the northeast
  • Best gift to myself ever!

    By Djrbvrtn
    It doesn’t know everything, but wow it knows most things. I am showing all my gardening and nature loving friends. It’s a must have.
  • Hiking helper

    By romoshka
    I use this for plant identification while hiking and to ID various volunteers on my farm. Only once has it failed me. Awesome app
  • Plant Identification

    By Grace963
    This app is very accurate in identifying the correct plant name. Love this app!!!