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.

With our latest update, PlantSnap now works in every continent on Earth! Our algorithm recognizes 90% of all species on the planet, with over 316,000 species in our searchable database.

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. 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 316,000 plant species in our worldwide database, most with photos and descriptions.
• More than just flowers and trees- PlantSnap has mushrooms, succulents, cactus and more
• PlantSnap covers over ALL of the plants worldwide and hopes to fully cover almost every known plant species on Earth soon!

Plant Identification & Learning Algorithms
• 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

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.
• Vacationing in another country? PlantSnap isn't just for the flowers in your garden. We have a global database of plants and works wherever you are!

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!

What's New

Version 1.19

- You can now use your Google account to sign-in.
- Bug fixes & performance enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

Super particular


This app sounds great - until you try it out. I had photos (cropped and zoomed per the demo) of 4 plants, out of which it properly identified only one - the pansy, because of its particular shape probably. The rest had more of the round traditional shape with lots of petals - and no matter how many angles I tried all I got was “rose”... in the case of kalanchoe, I sent in the photo of my plant to the customer support and they were able to get it identified - yet it took me 7 tries (!!!) of all different angles, zoomed in and out, foliage or not , to get to their result - and even then I had to take a pic of the EXACT same flower cluster at that same angle to do it. None other clusters seemed to be the same plant I guess?? Then they tell me it’s user error and it’s not eligible for refund - which at this point it’s not about the 4 bucks at all, it’s about the customer support and understanding. They were quick to get back to me, but the answers just were not helpful at all. Super frustrating.

Developer Response

Hello Ira McIntosh! Here is a video showing PlantSnap identifying Kalanchoe:; PlantSnap has no trouble identifying Kalanchoe or any other plant when used properly. We used your own photo that you sent us and got the correct result on the first try, which tells us it was user error. Here is the video showing PlantSnap identifying your kalanchoe plant using your own photo:
PlantSnap is 92% accurate when used properly, and we have a 4-star rating in all countries, so please let us help you solve the problem so you can experience all the benefits of PlantSnap. With 320,000 species to distinguish between, framing the photos properly is very important. Hundreds of thousands of people have great success with PlantSnap every day, and we want you to be one of those people!
Here is a link to our instructional video -- instructions, features and tips for using PlantSnap:

Here is a demonstration video of a person using PlantSnap to identify a flower:

Here is a demonstration video of a person using PlantSnap to identify a plant:

Here are hundreds of videos demonstrating PlantSnap in action that should also be helpful:

Here is an independent review from NBC News:

This app and support stink - save your money


I bought this app today. I followed the directions exactly as posted. Not a single photo I took of ANY plant/flower was identified by the app. NOT ONE. I contacted support, and after much back and forth, finally received an email that basically said, “it was the number one app in the App Store today” and that I should just wait because they’re going to release an update. So, just be quiet cuz it’s a great app - even though it didn’t work AT ALL, not one time. Of course, when this all began, they said if they couldn’t resolve the issue they would refund the $3.99 I paid for it. Guess what? The issue isn’t resolved and NO REFUND. What a surprise! Save your money. The App didn’t work at all and customer support was completely ineffective and didn’t follow through with what they said they would do.

At the end of the email they did thank me for being “part of PlantSnapp!” Yeah. Great.

Developer Response

This issue was resolved back in October 2017, the fix to the issue was released one day after the problem occurred. All refunds are immediately issued by Apple when requested.

So much fun!


Downloaded this today before we went for a walk. It’s fall here and most plants are barren of fruits, flowers or leaves. However we were still able to positively identify a bunch of different berry bushes and evergreen species. The app told us about whether they were edible or not, medicinal uses of the plant and specific features for positively identifying them. The experience sparked research and discussion among my family and a confidence in knowing what plants are growing all around us. I would highly recommend this to all of my friends. I like the features it has and look forward to further development and precision of the app.

Developer Response

Hello Grojangle. Thank you for the kind words! This is exactly the reaction we hope to spark...bringing people back to nature. There is so much beauty and wonder surrounding us everywhere we go, we hope to provide this type of experience to people like you all around the world!


PlantSnap, Inc.
154 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© PlantSnap, Inc.


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