Parents' Guide to

PlantSnap Plant Identification

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Take pics to (mostly) identify flowers and plants.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 16+

not accurate and..

I also feel you should do some due diligence before downloading this app into your mobile for security/privacy sake - that's all I can say.
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Plantsnap is dodgy!

This app doesn't ID plants properly or at all. The community part of the app has become just another social media platform, I have been using the app for 3 years and over the last year one person in particular has become quite manipulating in trying make friends and controlling them...SHE has even admitted to taking notes about individuals birthdays etc...I don't believe the administrators should let this happen. If you do choose to give this app a go PLEASE be careful!!

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (11):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a fun way to get to know more about plant life in your area or somewhere that you're visiting. That said, it's important to use PlantSnap Plant Identification according to instructions to get most accurate results, and it's important to note that this app is not foolproof. The percentage accuracy (often in the 30- to 40-percent range) on some plant identifications at the time of review isn't entirely reassuring. One really fun feature on the app is that it saves when and where you took the plant photos, creating a personalized catalog of your flower and plant explorations. PlantSnap isn't a perfect identification or reference tool, but it's a fun and novel way to apply tech in order to learn more about the natural world.

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