1672 WILD FLOWERS IN YOUR POCKET!
Wild Flowers (aka. "Fleurs en poche") is a software for iPhone and Android that allows you to easily identify the wild flowers you encounter during your walks in nature.Wild Flowers app allows to identify WILD flowers, NOT GARDEN FLOWERS. The Flowers in the database contains 1672 flowers chosen from the most common or the most remarkable that you will see in nature. All data and photos are included in the software, which therefore does not require a DATA connection to operate.
Wild Flowers is a work in progress: if you find that some flowers are missing or if you have suggestions or criticisms, contact me by clicking this link: .
All the flowers of this software are present in France. Most of them are also present in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, etc.
In short: 1672 wild flowers of Europe. Wizard. Close-up photos. Detailed descriptions and specifications. Lists by Latin or English names and by families. Search text in names. Detailed and illustrated botanical glossary.
At this time, only on iPhone : distribution maps and ecological data for all species, personal notes and favorite flowers, etc.
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News June 2016
The 1.7.0 update for iPhone is available with a complete overhaul of the distribution maps module.
• These are now saved in vector format, allowing a perfectly clear display with no aliasing effect regardless of the size of the screen.
• The wizard now allows you to select multiple colors for a flower. This makes it much easier to filter two-tone flowers such as daisies.
• Twenty species have been added to the database.
Why this software?
At the beginning of 2009, when I had almost finished a "Flora online" for the site Antiopa Nature, a friend suddenly said to me: "This software is great! But imagine that you could have this on an iPhone, in nature, without internet connection … " Wild Flowers app had just been born!
When one consults a flora to identify a flower, the main problem is to go through hundreds of pages to find what we are looking for. Wild Flowers app allows you, on the contrary, to restrict the number of results displayed, by selecting one or more criteria. This selection is made in the "Wizard" page.
The available criteria are:
- Main colors of flowers.
- Shape of flowers.
- Arrangement of the flowers in the inflorescence.
- Contour of the leaves (or leaflets, when the leaves are composed).
- Structure of the leaves.
Check or uncheck the criteria that you feel are most relevant (not all at the same time: All criteria are optional!) Since version 1.7, several colors can be checked at the same time.
Tip: In the middle of the TabBar at the bottom of the screen, a bright red badge informs you at any time about the number of results available according to your choice.
When you want to display the results, just press the "Show" button on the TabBar, below the red badge.
Displaying results : the "Show" page…
Here is how the "Show" page is organized:
At the top, a green tint toolbar shows you from left to right:
- The buttons to display the distribution map or ecological indicators of the displayed flower.
- The "Add a written note" button.
- The button "Add to favorite flowers (automatically activated if the flower is already there)".
- The "Previous Species" and "Next Species" buttons.
In the middle, the photo of the current species, with the scale in centimeters.
Below, four blue buttons:
- On the left, the "All" button allows you to display all species.
- In the middle, the button allowing you to display the species of the same FAMILY as the current species.
- On the right, the button allowing you to display species of the same TYPE as the current species.
- At the bottom, a large button allowing you to display the details of the current species, or to return to the picture.
To view the details you can also simply slide your finger up on the image.
The "Details" page…Here is how the "Details" page is organized:
In addition to what is identical to the "Show" page, the "Details" page displays the following information:
- The flowering period.
- The main colours of the flower.
- The size of the plant.
- The size of the flower or inflorescence (umbels …).
- The family according to the Cronquist classification.
- The family according to the APG III classification.
- A small reference photo.
- A detailed description, containing the main characteristics and other information, such as the media or regions in which the plant grows.
A button is available below to send the current form by email.
To return to the big picture, press the big blue button down or drag that view down. Of course, you can switch to the next or previous species from the "Details" page.
In this view you will also find your personal notes that you can save at any time and that you find rows by dates in the "List" page.
And for specialists: the lists
When you have an idea of what you are looking for, it is often faster to display it directly. List mode allows you to choose a specific species or family.
Sorting is done by common name or Latin name.
The buttons at the top left turn the display from "species" mode to "by family and species" mode.
You can also display a list of your notes (sorted by observation dates) or a list of your favorite flowers.
To view a species from the list, click on its name.
To view a family, click on the family name.
The mode presented here is the "by families and species" mode.Contact me to report an error: If you notice a bug in the program or a manifest error about a species, you can contact me by clicking here: Report an error
Article par Pierre-Olivier Templier
System requirements for the iPhone version:
IPhone, iPod touch, iOS OS 6.0 minimum.
(Also works on iPad, but in zoomed mode. See "Wild Flowers HD" for iPad which is more suitable.)
Size of the file: ~ 120 Mo.
System requirements for android:
Any Android 2.3 smartphone minimum, with 3.5 inch touch screen minimum.
- French (Full descriptions)
- English (Simplified descriptions)
- German (Simplified descriptions)
Contact me to report an error:
If you notice a bug in the program or an error about a species, you can contact me by clicking here: