In the world there is a great variety of plants, trees and flowers that surely many do not recognize. That is why several applications offer alternatives to scan them and show their name with additional data such as the species, colors, geographical locations, among others.
However, not all options offer the same characteristics of use or do not have catalogs of similar species, so each one must be verified to find out which one fits what the user requires.
The following apps are free, though some offer paid subscriptions; In addition, they are in the Google and Apple app stores.
A direct and easy to use option. Using the cell phone camera or photos, the platform compares the image with what it has in its database and delivers the information.
The data it will give will be related to the type of species, characteristics, protection status, toxicity, propagation, among others. Its focus is wild plants, since the developers do not agree with the implementation of gardens and species crosses.
Its information base has about 4,800 plants.
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This option has a much larger catalog because it identifies up to 20,000 plants. Additionally, it has a frequently asked questions section about diseases or insect infestation.
Other of its functions are a favorites tab to save the plants of greatest interest and a keyword search filter.
Initially, it is a free application but it has a premium service where horticulture tips are obtained.
Its operation is the same as the applications mentioned above, with the mobile camera a photo of the plant is taken, the system compares it with its data and delivers the information. One of its differential points is that it allows you to identify flowers, fruits and trees.
The accuracy range is 95% according to the developers and they provide an information sheet, which can be saved for later reference.
It is one of the most recognized applications of this type, although it only has the English language. Its catalog has more than 10,000 plants and those that are scanned can be saved in a personal space called ‘your garden’.
In the description of the app it is stated that there is a 95% accuracy.
One of the most interesting functions is that when scanning the plant, a diagnosis is added in case there is any disease and the treatment that could be carried out is also delivered.
Another feature of the platform is that there is a section to identify animals, providing information on their species, habitat, care, and data on their behavior.
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For those fans of gardening, it is a complete option. First, because it has plant scanning, scientific information and a 98% accuracy in its database, according to the app.
And second, because it offers useful tools to take care of the plants and notifications to water, prune and spray them.
Finally, it has a favorites section to organize your personal garden and it has more than 30 million users.
Finally, this platform has an extensive catalog with more than 600,000 species of plants, flowers, fungi, trees, and others. It is very wide and is 90% accurate, according to the developers.
In addition to serving as an identification tool, it has an option to explore in real time as if it were a Google Maps but of plants. Also, it offers cultivation and care tips for domestic plants.