PlantSnap Plant Identification

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Instantly identify plants! From flowers and trees to succulents and mushrooms, cacti and more! PlantSnap is the revolutionary plant identification app from, built to help you instantly identify plants and trees in a snap.

Have you ever been on a hike, walking through a garden or simply on an afternoon walk and wondered what species that plant, flower or tree was? Simply take a picture of the plant or tree, and PlantSnap will tell you what it is in seconds using its robust plant database. Best of all, PlantSnap is Ad-Free - so you can snap away, uninterrupted!

Bridge the gap between technology and nature. 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. 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!
• Snap a picture with your camera, plug the picture into PlantSnap and watch the Plant Database name the plant!

Plant Database
• Our database is global and our results are instantaneous. There are currently 315,000 plant species in our database, most with photos and descriptions.
• PlantSnap can currently recognize 125,000 species of plants and trees, which covers species across the entire planet. We are adding 50,000 species per month to the algorithm, updated automatically, no extra charge. If you find a species we can't recognize, please email it to us!
• Mushrooms, succulents, cactus and more
• PlantSnap covers over 75% of the plants worldwide and hopes to fully cover almost every known plant species on Earth by the end of 2017!

Plant Identification & Learning Algorithms
• 125,000 species currently trained into the algorithm, and our algorithm is learning 50,000 new species per month
• PlantSnap will update automatically for you every time we add a new batch of species, no additional fees required

Identify Plants without Ads
• Need to identify a plant while hiking? Planting a new garden and want exotic plants? Start identifying plants without pesky ads!

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
• Rediscover nature with the help of a botanist in your pocket.
• 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.
• Connecting to nature can be good for mindfulness or spirituality. Whether you’re an avid hiker on the trails or a botanist in a garden, quickly gain knowledge of the plants around you.

Stop wondering what those plants, flowers or trees are called, and instantly know their name by snapping a picture! Have access to our growing Plant Database, and stay up-to-date on new plant species!

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!

PlantSnap Plant Identification App Description & Overview

The applications PlantSnap Plant Identification was published in the category Education on 2017-06-07 and was developed by PlantSnap, Inc.. The file size is 106.31 MB. The current version is 1.11 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

New features:
- You can now edit the name of a snap you have previously saved in your collection.
- You will now see the location of you snap if you have enabled location services.
- You will receive a notification when a snap you sent for identification has been identified by one of our botanists. Please enable notifications once you see the prompt.
- Bug fixes & performance enhancements

PlantSnap Plant Identification App Tips, Tricks and Rules

PlantSnap Plant Identification Reviews


App crashes even before it opens  canard111  1 star

I only get the welcome screen before the app crashes. I want a refund.


Serious waste of money  UNCLE_GUS  1 star

The positive reviews must surely be paid. Doesn’t work on anything. Slow too


Save your money App does not work!  Jannese1970  1 star

This app is a scam as far as I'm concerned. I have now had 5 out of 6 plants identified incorrectly. The one it did identify it could only identify the genus, which is pretty is because it was a calathea. Save your money and just use the internet and social media to identify plants


Phoenix troubles  jwmossy  3 star

The app is only 50% in identifying the plants in my yard in Phoenix.


Overall it’s good  thatcaliforniacold  5 star

It takes good pictures to get it to work. Watch shadows in pictures


Nice app  TallPopsTanner  5 star

It’s a lot of fun. We used it over the weekend. If you don’t have the internet don’t bother.


Inaccurate identification and crashes  Swan1019  1 star

As a test, I had it identify the household plants. It could only identify the pineapple accurately. I can do that with my eyes closed. Whenever I try to submit the correct identification, the app crashes, even after restarting my phone.


Works great  LND1279  5 star

Needs good pictures which isn't always possible


Science fiction come to life  EarthPlants  5 star

Amazing app! iPhones are getting closer and closer to being just like Star Trek Tricoders! PlantSnap works incredibly well, and I was very skeptical. Highly recommend! Marsh grass that I had trouble with previously is now identified! I think they must have added more species because I got a result on a hike yesterday on a mushroom that wasn't identified before. Seems to work well on succulents and cacti. Just saved me from poison ivy! WOW works on mushrooms now, too!


Waste of money  RawhideRider  1 star

I’ve had this app for awhile. Kept waiting for it to improve but it hasn’t. Identifies plants incorrectly. Also plant descriptions inaccurate. Looked up Daphne and got a description of a greek goddesses. Lazy developers.

Extras 4 me

Rubbish  Extras 4 me  1 star

Doesn’t work with Australian plants can’t even identify a bottlebrush plant I want a refund


Awesome  Fewy_au  5 star

Ensure you get a close clear photo. The more you do it, the better it gets. So handy


Plant Snap  Cathycowan  4 star

Great app but not always accurate.


Same as above.  jojothedfgo  1 star

I’m in southern Australia and have tried the app with very common succulents and each time it’s failed to identify them. Think I’ve bought a lemon.


Not a great range  jademacade  2 star

In my garden I snapped 6 different types of succulent, a cactus and many flowering fruit trees. It identified about 10% of them. It’s a good idea but it needs more information within the app

Neeni Beeni

Not for Australia  Neeni Beeni  1 star

Does not appear to have any knowledge of Australian flowers. I’ve sent two back for ID - waiting for a response


Not identifying plants  L4ney76  1 star

You kept prompting me to review the app even though I have had limited usage on it. I have now tried 6 plants in southern Australia, zero strike rate. I even tried a tomatoe plant and strawberry plant thinking it was a common plant and should easily identify it. Yes I have watched several of your videos and instruction tutorials. I have been aware of the need for a good picture. I will persist and if it improves I will write a review supporting the app.


This is fun  Oyvehsmir  5 star

I’m becoming a plant expert because of this thing, I can’t stop using it, it’s great.


Been waiting for this app for years  CinboLow  4 star

Easy to use, adequately accurate. I can’t wait to use this out and about while hiking, or after a days walk.


All incorrect  Jalpuppy  1 star

Would please like my money back


Not impressed  Califchip  2 star

Nice idea. Really poor results. Rarely gets things correct and gives too many low percent choices. Keep trying. I will.


I wish it worked on aquatic plants  Ar8746  5 star

I got this app hoping it would work with aquatic plants (for fish tanks). Sadly, the only way to figure out the names of the plants I have is to type it’s characteristics into Google and hope for the best. Maybe it’ll work in the future (the app is still pretty new).

Malta vacationer

Weedsnap  Malta vacationer  1 star

I bought this app several weeks ago, and not once has it been able to identify a plant correctly. Total waster of time and money

landscape urbanist

Money loss  landscape urbanist  1 star

Bought this app today. And it’s the 27 of October. After the supposed releases update. And again all info are wrong. Thank you for stealing the money. I should have read the previous reviews, that was my mistake. Save your money and don’t install this fake app


Dissatisfied  Pyrennes  1 star

This app can not identify sweet gum or sassafras. A waste of money.


Awful  Pjwpat  1 star

This app is awful. It hasn't gotten a single identification of a plant right. 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎


Terrible  mrcanoe27  1 star

The only thing this app does well is disappoint. Never once had it returned an accurate result.

pollinstor mama

Not so much accuracy  pollinstor mama  1 star

I have tried this app three or four times however the identification is nothing close to what I purchased at the store. I think they have a long way to go as there were so many kinds of plants and flowers out there. I will keep trying…


Waste of money!  MagsNTobes  1 star

Update: DO NOT BELIEVE THE 5 star ratings! SAVE YOUR MONEY. They never refunded mine as they said they would. Read the negative reviews. Believe those reviewers. ALSO YOU MUST REGISTER TO USE THIS APP THOUGH THEY DON'T let you know until after you've paid. Edit: I know exactly where I'm writing. I'm not asking Apple to do anything. I'm trying to warn unsuspecting purchasers like I was, not to WASTE THEIR MONEY. I responded to this email (portion noted below) and attempted to get a refund. No response. The link to your ticket number does not exist. This is the last I'm bothering with your company. I deleted your worthless app. Keep my $. Like I hope most potential purchasers keep theirs. Here is a portion of your email: "Please read this below email we sent you when you registered. About 3% of our buyers have difficulty with identification because they were taking the photos improperly. They sent us the photos, we framed them properly, and they were easily identified. If we can't teach you to use PlantSnap properly, we will happily refund your money!" SNIPPED HUGE OPEN SOURCE TYPE INSTRUCTIONS ASKING FOR INPUT TO HELP DEVELOP THEIR LIBRARY . "PlantSnap is an extremely difficult and expensive undertaking, but it has been incredibly rewarding. We truly appreciate your support, and we thank you again for helping us bring people around the world back to nature, raising awareness of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us every day on this amazing planet we call Earth! Sincerely, Eric Ralls Ticket #XXXX" PREVIOUS: It is difficult for me to understand why, with your tens of thousands of paid and happy customers, you would refuse to refund my money for a product that does not work for me. You assured me that you would send me a refund in the lengthy instruction email you sent me. Yet you have not. So for the third time I'm requesting you refund my purchase price. If you don't, I must reiterate to the unsuspecting buyer NOT to waste theirs! Customer service FAIL. PREVIOUS: Please refund my money. This is an expensive app and your tech letter to "resolve" my issue does little more than blame the user for "poor" photo quality etc. For you to have developed such a detailed resolution email says that this app isn't ready to be released except in perhaps beta form. I don't want to give your app access to privacy settings on my phone and I regret having "registered" in order to use it. I generally delete apps that I download that require this. When you refund my purchase price, I'll edit this review to commend your good customer service. PREVIOUS: I downloaded this app this morning and I have attempted to get it to identify numerous plants that I have in my home. It never has id'd even one, correctly or not. Some are quite common. It just spins and spins. I've taken screenshots of it "attempting" to identify clear photos - many of them, over the course of more than an hour. I allowed it access to my photos - don't see why this would be necessary and it couldn't identify the very basic and highly identifiable plants even then! The "suggestions" were laughable - that is if I hadn't spent money on this app based on the many 5-star ratings. Certainly seems dubious that those are genuine reviews!! I'm going to seek a refund of my money. Don't waste yours!


Again problem  B00fal00  1 star

Hi As the other user have written , the app dont work , when i install the app it didnt let me to register at all and the error says “internal error , inspect the error for more information” what this sentence suppose to mean im not an inspection You should inspect the problem and fix this

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