What Are the Best Apps for Helping Me Identify Plants?

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There are thousands of plant species known to science, which means it’s nearly impossible to memorize all of them. So what do you do when you’re out in the world and see a plant you want to know more about? Even the most skilled gardener or wilderness explorer might have trouble identifying a unique plant — at least, until now.

Luckily, there are several mobile apps that can help you identify just about any plant species you might find. The apps, which are available for both Android and iOS users, can recognize different types of trees, flowers, vegetables, edible and medicinal plants, aquarium and pond plants, weeds, mushrooms, wildflowers, indoor plants and others. If you find a plant that leaves you puzzled, download one of these apps to help you in your identification quest.