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PlantSnap - FREE plant identifier app

PlantSnap - FREE plant identifier app

PlantSnap, Inc.

Identify now plants, flowers, trees, leaves and share your snap with the world!

4.0 Ratings 144K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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Identify now plants, flowers, trees, leaves and share your snap with the world!
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Ratings & Reviews

4.0
144.5K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    59+%
  2. 4
    15+%
  3. 3
    8+%
  4. 2
    5+%
  5. 1
    13+%
  • Wow!! New hobby! LOL Jul 14, 2019

    By MarshGoddess
    Ok I was skeptical but I am a real person and this app really works. LOL Like most people, I buy plants then forget what I bought. I have used it to identify 5 personal plants and one camera roll pic that I took while traveling out of state. I was able to say with confidence that the app gave me an accurate result on each. The fern was a little tricky but that’s a tough one. My fiancé also tried, failed and gave up. Haha I tried to inform him (without gloating) that he simply didn’t give it a chance. Here are my tips: 1.) Feel free to lift branches/reposition flowers to put the plant in an ideal position. That way you are sure to get flowers and leaves in the same shot. 2.) Do not expect the result preview to be the same color/size as your exact plant. (My fiancé’s mistake. Hehe) Keep in mind that plants come in several varieties. A quick google search can help you narrow results and find your exact variation for confirmation. 3.) SAVE!! Once you find your winner, don’t forget to save the result. I plan to use mine to make plant name tags so my visitors can enjoy knowing more about the beauty they are seeing. Happy Trails!
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  • Nov 17, 2020

    By Vanessa May
    If a photo is taken of a plant more than once, in the same position with no changes, the identification comes back with different answers.
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  • It’ll get you close! Mar 28, 2020

    By Buddy14309888
    I docked a star for rarely getting the plant correct as the first option but usually having it on the list of other options somewhere down the line. More on that and the reason for the second star I docked. One identification told me my plant (my fault for not knowing my own plants 😅) was a zamioculcas zamiifolia. But then I found in a google search my specific ZZ is a zenzi. So I searched zenzi in the app and found that it’s not anywhere in the app. So while this is an excellent start and well worth the $1 a month (first 3 months) some more info needs to be entered from the farmer’s almanac. 😁 Actually I’m gonna add another star because it is super helpful. Eh. To hell with it! 5 stars! Hahaha I’m a push over! This app is amazing actually. I wouldn’t know what I had in front of me without it. Fair’s fair. Thanks so much!
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Carol Findlay
    I have had to uninstall & reinstall this app severaltimes, due to a problem with it shutting down, as soon as I open it.. I am now able to keep it from shutting down on startup, but it is not showing that I am a Premium user, which I have been since last month.. please correct this issue for me, thank you... I was told it could be reinstalled & my subscription for 1 year would still be there... but, it is not showing that... ADDITION: Problem seems to have now been resolved, thank you!! 🤗
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  • I’ve been looking for this app all my life! Jul 28, 2019

    By oscarstopstosmelltheroses
    As a certified plant freak, I love to spend my time wandering the lands observing different buds, blooms and leaves. The problem was I didn’t know what most of them were and found it hard to keep a clean record of all the ones I loved and would like to plant or research one day. Now I have found my ultimate tool!!! I am so excited about this app. I purchased the premium service so I could look at the snaps taken around the world and I can’t stop looking and learning! So worth it. Thank you for creating this wonderful database for all us plant freaks out there. This will continue to be an invaluable tool for me as a sustainable design and landscape architecture grad student.
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  • Mediocre app, atrocious developers Jun 24, 2019

    By Nerdwolff
    I was excited to first use this app and even looked at tutorials to try and get it to identify plants better but in the end I have to agree with almost everyone else and say that this app doesn’t work as it should even when “used properly” the developer team just copies and pastes responses to the reviews and are very passive aggressive, and claim to be here to help but in reality they just want to appear like they are ready to help, but in fact have no desire to fix their mediocre identification app OR to help people “properly use” the app, they are all about appearances and want to give the illusion that they are doing -anything- the bad reviews are right, and if you take a look at the developer responses to them, you’ll see a pattern of rude deflection without tackling any real issues it’s basically just “our app works, you’re not using it right, we can’t help you use it right if you don’t taaalk to us” well people have tried, left their reviews, and done their part, the only problem left is the actual developers not thinking they did any wrong and telling others it’s their fault. This app and the makers are NOT EVEN WORTH THE TIME. Move along to ‘picture this’ at least that one can’t identify simple herbs.
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  • Nov 27, 2020

    By Rudy De Volder
    Less than 20 percent accurate, should first of all consider the country where you take the picture, could eliminate 80 percent of the false positives.
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  • Wanted to love it Sep 14, 2019

    By NC Yogi
    I really wanted to love this app. I did a lot of research comparing plant identification apps and it seemed to have the best reviews. I’m starting a clinical herbalism course and wanted a fast way to easily identify common plants. I have submitted many over the last month+ to have one of the experts identify (because nothing close to it showed up in the results from the photo). I’ve also sent at least one support request asking for help to get the app to be more accurate and try to find out how to get experts to respond to the requests to help identify and have not received a response. So as hopeful as I was (even recommending it to people 1 day after purchasing), I can say that I would no longer recommend and that I am disappointed in the support/responsiveness and ability to corrected identify a plant. I’ve also watched the tutorial videos to give tips on how to take photos, but it didn’t change my results. Hope others have better experiences than me. If support people read this, could you make a request or explain to me why experts aren’t responding to my questions? Thank you!
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  • Grounds the limit Apr 21, 2019

    By cat. addict
    Although I am pleased with the design of this app only getting like four snaps before I have to wait eight hours to get more is absurd. I mean I shouldn’t have to pay just to get unlimited snaps. Then what’s the point of the app? Also, of course I don’t expect the app to be 100% accurate 100% of the time, but I took a snap of my cilantro and it said it was a green snowdrop or a banana tree (bananas are herbs but I’ll put that aside). What? First of all, those two have nothing in common other than they are both plants. Second of all, it’s clearly a coriandrum (cilantro)! So I really hope the developers fix that or I’m getting a new, better app to find plants. Edit: Ok, first of all, I accidentally snapped my tv when I meant to do it on a plant next to it and I was hoping the app would say that there was no plant identified or whatnot, but it said it was a Tropicana rose. Uhh, I think not. So that was pretty dumb. Anyway, things are pretty much the same with this app I still use it every now and then but I don’t exactly like it.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Mike Bates
    I've been using this app fairly successfully for a couple of months. The last few days though, I've been having problems with the app crashing partway into loading. Not sure why. My phone has not done an update, so I don't think my phone is the issue Its a 16 month old Note9 Would love to get it back to working!
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  • Wow!! New hobby! LOL Jul 14, 2019

    By MarshGoddess
    Ok I was skeptical but I am a real person and this app really works. LOL Like most people, I buy plants then forget what I bought. I have used it to identify 5 personal plants and one camera roll pic that I took while traveling out of state. I was able to say with confidence that the app gave me an accurate result on each. The fern was a little tricky but that’s a tough one. My fiancé also tried, failed and gave up. Haha I tried to inform him (without gloating) that he simply didn’t give it a chance. Here are my tips: 1.) Feel free to lift branches/reposition flowers to put the plant in an ideal position. That way you are sure to get flowers and leaves in the same shot. 2.) Do not expect the result preview to be the same color/size as your exact plant. (My fiancé’s mistake. Hehe) Keep in mind that plants come in several varieties. A quick google search can help you narrow results and find your exact variation for confirmation. 3.) SAVE!! Once you find your winner, don’t forget to save the result. I plan to use mine to make plant name tags so my visitors can enjoy knowing more about the beauty they are seeing. Happy Trails!
    more
  • It’ll get you close! Mar 28, 2020

    By Buddy14309888
    I docked a star for rarely getting the plant correct as the first option but usually having it on the list of other options somewhere down the line. More on that and the reason for the second star I docked. One identification told me my plant (my fault for not knowing my own plants 😅) was a zamioculcas zamiifolia. But then I found in a google search my specific ZZ is a zenzi. So I searched zenzi in the app and found that it’s not anywhere in the app. So while this is an excellent start and well worth the $1 a month (first 3 months) some more info needs to be entered from the farmer’s almanac. 😁 Actually I’m gonna add another star because it is super helpful. Eh. To hell with it! 5 stars! Hahaha I’m a push over! This app is amazing actually. I wouldn’t know what I had in front of me without it. Fair’s fair. Thanks so much!
    more
  • I’ve been looking for this app all my life! Jul 28, 2019

    By oscarstopstosmelltheroses
    As a certified plant freak, I love to spend my time wandering the lands observing different buds, blooms and leaves. The problem was I didn’t know what most of them were and found it hard to keep a clean record of all the ones I loved and would like to plant or research one day. Now I have found my ultimate tool!!! I am so excited about this app. I purchased the premium service so I could look at the snaps taken around the world and I can’t stop looking and learning! So worth it. Thank you for creating this wonderful database for all us plant freaks out there. This will continue to be an invaluable tool for me as a sustainable design and landscape architecture grad student.
    more
  • Nov 7, 2020

    By Kiersty Miller
    PlantSnap is AWESOME! It has never failed me! I urge everyone to try it! Whether you are simply 'looking' at flowers to have in your own garden or really want all the details (I can think of!) botanically. A truly wonderful app for all the family 🌻
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  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Sharron Edmonds
    Excellent app that gives an abundance of information Easy to use as well.
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  • Nov 17, 2020

    By Vanessa May
    If a photo is taken of a plant more than once, in the same position with no changes, the identification comes back with different answers.
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  • Oct 22, 2020

    By Carol Findlay
    I have had to uninstall & reinstall this app severaltimes, due to a problem with it shutting down, as soon as I open it.. I am now able to keep it from shutting down on startup, but it is not showing that I am a Premium user, which I have been since last month.. please correct this issue for me, thank you... I was told it could be reinstalled & my subscription for 1 year would still be there... but, it is not showing that... ADDITION: Problem seems to have now been resolved, thank you!! 🤗
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  • Usually never write reviews but this app is worth one. Aug 20, 2019

    By Sly-1028
    I had the same idea for this app to snap and I’d flora &fauna back with iPhone 3 and so glad that others had it too to make it possible. Been using this app for a few days and it’s great, some times some IDs get mess up even if you follow the instructions but it’s definitely not broken like some people have been committing and like any computers recognition software there’s never always 100% but if you take another pic of a different sister flower or leaf you’ll get it at least 9/10 times what your looking for. An ideas to make it more interactive is to have & earn badges that you can collect when you find and snap different species and maybe even colors. kind of like a Pokédex style.
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  • Nov 10, 2020

    By John Bartlett
    Great app. Can ID most plants. Share photos across the world. 1 thing I'd like..... An option to turn OFF notifications from friends please. Or At least have an option of notified only once a day, or week. Please. Thank you
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  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Allen Perper
    The best part of this app is the community that uses it. Lovely people posting beautiful plant pictures. The app is good to very good at identifying plants.
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  • Over sold with bugs Aug 3, 2020

    By Murphyc7
    People give me house plants. Some arrive identified, some I can identify, and some are mysteries. I was hoping to solve the mysteries. I went online and read reviews of plant ID apps, and this one sounded like it was the right one with 600,000 species, and an easy interface. That wasn’t my experience. I started with some common succulents. Unfortunately the app failed miserably. So, I gave it something easy. Success! It correctly identified aloe. Not really a victory. So, I moved on to more tropical plants. The app did great, and was able to identify all of them with a little effort. A big issue is that the app appears to crash every time I decline an identification, and occasionally when I save an identification. To keep it working I had to force close the app every time and launch it again. Then, the lawn care ad that is disguised as more information on the photographed plant was very annoying. The monthly subscription is pushed fairly hard. I was browsing the features of the app, and almost gave up because of how often I was redirected to a page to sign up for premium service. I hadn’t even figured out the free app, and I was irritated by the premium upgrade. I did identify a mystery plant that has eluded identification for 17 years, a great success. Yet, the app still failed to meet my expectations.
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  • Doesn't seem accurate so far Jun 28, 2020

    By Slumbertime101
    I'm going to continue to use this and reserve final judgment until later. However, at least half of the suggested identifications do not appear correct to me. And, this includes both the primary recommendations and all of the alternates. Unfortunately, since I am relying on the app to identify the plants for me, I can't be 100% sure that what I am assessing as incorrect are not just normal variations in the plant appearance. I certainly understand the limitations of image-recognition technology and do not fault the app developers for my experience so far. Perhaps I am just snapping rather obscure plants. In any event, I will return later to update this review and my rating if my ongoing experience warrants that.
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  • Nov 27, 2020

    By Rudy De Volder
    Less than 20 percent accurate, should first of all consider the country where you take the picture, could eliminate 80 percent of the false positives.
    more
  • Wanted to love it Sep 14, 2019

    By NC Yogi
    I really wanted to love this app. I did a lot of research comparing plant identification apps and it seemed to have the best reviews. I’m starting a clinical herbalism course and wanted a fast way to easily identify common plants. I have submitted many over the last month+ to have one of the experts identify (because nothing close to it showed up in the results from the photo). I’ve also sent at least one support request asking for help to get the app to be more accurate and try to find out how to get experts to respond to the requests to help identify and have not received a response. So as hopeful as I was (even recommending it to people 1 day after purchasing), I can say that I would no longer recommend and that I am disappointed in the support/responsiveness and ability to corrected identify a plant. I’ve also watched the tutorial videos to give tips on how to take photos, but it didn’t change my results. Hope others have better experiences than me. If support people read this, could you make a request or explain to me why experts aren’t responding to my questions? Thank you!
    more
  • Grounds the limit Apr 21, 2019

    By cat. addict
    Although I am pleased with the design of this app only getting like four snaps before I have to wait eight hours to get more is absurd. I mean I shouldn’t have to pay just to get unlimited snaps. Then what’s the point of the app? Also, of course I don’t expect the app to be 100% accurate 100% of the time, but I took a snap of my cilantro and it said it was a green snowdrop or a banana tree (bananas are herbs but I’ll put that aside). What? First of all, those two have nothing in common other than they are both plants. Second of all, it’s clearly a coriandrum (cilantro)! So I really hope the developers fix that or I’m getting a new, better app to find plants. Edit: Ok, first of all, I accidentally snapped my tv when I meant to do it on a plant next to it and I was hoping the app would say that there was no plant identified or whatnot, but it said it was a Tropicana rose. Uhh, I think not. So that was pretty dumb. Anyway, things are pretty much the same with this app I still use it every now and then but I don’t exactly like it.
    more
  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Mike Bates
    I've been using this app fairly successfully for a couple of months. The last few days though, I've been having problems with the app crashing partway into loading. Not sure why. My phone has not done an update, so I don't think my phone is the issue Its a 16 month old Note9 Would love to get it back to working!
    more
  • Better than nothing, I guess Aug 30, 2019

    By SilverShoelaces
    I installed this app because I couldn't find a way to identify a plant that was given to me by Googling it. It did eventually work--the mystery plant is called diffenbachia--but it took multiple attempts to get that far, and the app incessantly reminded me all the while that I only have a limited number of free snaps before I would have to pay. The app was completely unable to identify my bamboo. I can't give it one star, because it works (eventually), but I can't justify any more than two because of all the bloat (that useless tutorial did not help me take better photos and was a complete waste of time) and the frustration in getting the pictures taken successfully. There's something very irritating about the app circling leaves, inviting me to explore them, returning zero relevant results, and then ticking down my remaining number of free pictures, all before I've pressed the picture button.
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  • Mediocre app, atrocious developers Jun 24, 2019

    By Nerdwolff
    I was excited to first use this app and even looked at tutorials to try and get it to identify plants better but in the end I have to agree with almost everyone else and say that this app doesn’t work as it should even when “used properly” the developer team just copies and pastes responses to the reviews and are very passive aggressive, and claim to be here to help but in reality they just want to appear like they are ready to help, but in fact have no desire to fix their mediocre identification app OR to help people “properly use” the app, they are all about appearances and want to give the illusion that they are doing -anything- the bad reviews are right, and if you take a look at the developer responses to them, you’ll see a pattern of rude deflection without tackling any real issues it’s basically just “our app works, you’re not using it right, we can’t help you use it right if you don’t taaalk to us” well people have tried, left their reviews, and done their part, the only problem left is the actual developers not thinking they did any wrong and telling others it’s their fault. This app and the makers are NOT EVEN WORTH THE TIME. Move along to ‘picture this’ at least that one can’t identify simple herbs.
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  • More like Plant Crap May 17, 2019

    By DK441
    Update: I use this app every now and then to see if it can help identify a plant but most times it’s wrong and searching on google usually gives me a lot better results. I stick to what I said. The app is decent, DECENT, at best and doesn’t deserve anything above two stars. As for the developers of this app, they DO NOT take constructive criticism from consumers well. In turn they rather leave passive aggressive comments instead of improving their sub par app. All of us from the plant community appreciate your efforts but we’d rather not hear back until your app is in working market condition. Appreciate your feedback but again... NEXT. Another update: If you see any positive feedback for this app, more than likely it was made by the developer. The reviews that state this app works, are clearly just the developer trying to put good reviews to outweigh the bad. Don’t waste your time with it, trust all the bad reviews.... the app is terrible at identifying. I use the app ‘PICTURE THIS’, isn’t the best but does a heck of a lot better job at identifying than Plant Snap.
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  • I had my hopes up. . . . . Jul 26, 2019

    By BummedinKY
    I live in the Midwest and have been wanting to begin a photographic project to catalog and identify wildflowers, trees, bushes, etc. around my rural property. I am no botanist, so need help in plant identification. My landscaping plants have come from a local nursery, so I have nothing exotic. Well, I saw this app and was very excited. It was just what I was looking for, plant ID and the ability to receive more information on each plant. Well, I have tried it on approximately 25 plants. It has identified TWO correctly. It identified my recently-purchased birch trees as POISON IVY! My sister-in-law is quite knowledgeable and has helped me. And, of course, I know what I have purchased from the local nurseries, so I am confident in saying that the app results have not been accurate. In most cases, the suggestions have not even a faint resemblance to the actual plant! And it’s not the quality of the photos!!! They are crystal clear. The app has been a total disappointment. I don’t know how others are having such success. I, for one, find it useless.
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  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Frances Boon
    Dissatisfied. I cannot get identification and when I try letter notification says ERROR no further information. When I go into the MOREbutton there is no useful information. It makes me think this programe is very insular with a set form of answer and no options.
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  • Don’t waste your time Aug 18, 2019

    By dkim568
    I was excited to see an app to detect plants and identify them appropriately. Now, I understand the challenges in designing the algorithms to correctly identify shapes of the foliage, leaf pattern, veins, etc, which is why it provides a list of similar plants. Cool, I can sort through the list. The problems: 1. This app has never been able to detect any plants aside from those that are obvious. I wouldn’t waste my money on upgrading based on how terribly the app functions. 2. The free version is a joke, full of ads and restrictions - don’t waste your time. 3. When attempting to use the app today, it was only full of errors and could not detect the plant. Once the list showed up, there were no photos or additional information on the plants and I had to resort to Google to try to find photos and info of the plants on the list. 4. App saves all images to my photos. I’m assuming there’s a setting to prevent this but not going to waste any more time on this app. I don’t want every single photo saved to my phone. Ask me if I want to save the photo instead of automatically saving it. 5. An app like this should have capability for self-learning so every user helps eventually add new plants to the database. I’ve given this app the benefit of the doubt for quite a few months and it hasn’t improved even a bit. If anything, it’s gotten worse. Deleting the app. Great idea, poor execution.
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