Best free plant identification apps for Android

Found a small plant on a hike or got a plant as a gift and don’t know the name to research how to take care of it. Plant identification have always been a interest for beginner and professional plant lovers. Now when we always have a smartphone in our pockets this have become so much easier. Right now there are many of these apps available so I have tested and come up with this list to make it more easy for you to choose the best free plant identification app.

In this article I will list a few of the best ones that is free for android users.

Google Lens

Google Lens lets you search what you see, get things done faster, and understand the world around you—using just your camera or a photo.


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One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps you identify the plants and animals around you. Get connected with a community of over 400,000 scientists and naturalists who can help you learn more about nature! What’s more, by recording and sharing your observations, you’ll create research quality data for scientists working to better understand and protect nature. iNaturalist is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.



Explore the beautiful landscapes and the changes in the trees, leaves and flowers. Share your pictures with the PlantSnap community all around the world and identify more species with them. Enjoy the winter with PlantSnap!
Identify 90% of all plant species in the world instantly! With PlantSnap you can identify more than 600k species of plants,trees, mushrooms, succulents, and cacti, just by taking a picture of their leaves and flowers. Reconnect with nature and share the images of the plants you discover!


There are many more apps that can identify plants but these are the best ones i have tried. If you feel I have missed your favorite one let me know in the comment below why you think your favorite plant identification app should be part of the list and I will try it if I haven’t already.

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