Phone Apps To Identify Flowers

Q: I use Google Lens to photograph and identify flowers. Are there other apps that do this on a smartphone? 

A: I have used both PlantSnap (plantsnap.com) and GardenAnswers (mygardenanswers.com). I like PlantSnap better; it correctly identified ‘Limelight’ hydrangea and kudzu flowers, both of which confounded GardenAnswers. PlantSnap is free. GardenAnswers is free for identifying common flowers but has a $2.00 personalized service to identify uncommon plants. I have not tried Google Lens (lens.google.com) but I’ll give it a whirl this spring.

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