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Audubon Wildflowers - A Field Guide to North American Wildflowers

by NatureShare
Rated: All Ages
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

Price: $3.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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What's new in version 2.7.0
  • • Improved app performance
  • • Faster and more reliable content downloading
  • • Larger species thumbnails when browsing

Product Details

  • ASIN: B005CB2LP4
  • Release Date: July 12, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,382 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • In-depth descriptions of every species, with authoritative information on appearance, habitat, and behavior
  • Over 3,000 color photographs detailing each species, and detailed range maps highlighting species distribution
  • A comprehensive reference section, including detailed wildflower natural history

Product Description
Audubon Wildflowers
Identify wildflowers with accuracy
Audubon Wildflowers
Track sightings using GPS, add notes, and save

Audubon Wildflowers is your essential guide to flowers in North America. With in-depth info covering more than 1,600 flowers in the U.S. and Canada, Audubon Wildflowers provides invaluable species information from the renowned Audubon Guides.

That Which We Call a Rose

Identify wildflowers with accuracy: browse by shape, name (first, last, and scientific), or by family. Search the guide by multiple advanced search variables, including flower shape, size, leaf arrangement, region, color, habitat, leaf venation, and more.

Navigate back and forth between species information, personalized Life Lists and Sightings, and search functions with ease and clarity. Record your field experiences using the Life List and Sighting features. Track a sighting using the device's GPS, add notes, and save to the app for records of your nature adventures.

Join the Community

Read the blog for insights from the Audubon Guide naturalists, and interact with a community of nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts at the Audubon Guide website.


Technical Details

  • Size: 24.2MB
  • Version: 2.7.0
  • Developed By: NatureShare
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Access location information
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • One or more permissions that have no effect because they are no longer supported in Android.
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
62 of 68 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not there yet August 23, 2011
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I wanted to like it,but can't. It's a large app that I had difficulty downloading. After it was downloaded came another surprise - it wants to download the actual database at 350+ mb! It does allow you the option to download as you need but I can't imagine the difficulty in downloading a database in the boonies with even 3G speeds. Downloading teh entire database was a major chore and I had to disable screen timeout on my phone to get it to complete. It had numerous timeouts attempting to download it and it sucked up so much cpu android thought it had locked up.
The actual app looks nice enough and has options that are encouraging, but it's all bones and no meat. The photo quality could be better as you browse but i suppose it's adequate for ID purposes if you have time to wander through the whole database trying to match a flower to a picture a few pixels high. You can go to an entry and then move to previous and next but Lord knows how long it would take you to traverse the database that way! My biggest gripe is advanced search does not work. Maybe I just don't know how to work it, but with 20 years experience in IT as a developer and database professional you'd think I'd be qualified to figure it out. It literally returns nothing in spite of having very general specs. I tried all regions excluding the frozen north, ground cover or herbs (not a shrub or tree), May - September (which is when a particular flower showed up this year)anywhere between 6-24 inches high, flower size 0 to 2 inches. Really? We have nothing in the thousands of flowers that fit that bill? They need some serious work on search to make this useful. You can search by latin name which I guess if you had a sneaking suspicion of the family, that might be useful. I doubt the average user is passionate enough to even *know* the scientific names of any wildflowers they bump into. If they are i bet they have the actual printed book with them. And if they know - why do they need this app?
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flowers are happy things. April 26, 2012
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After receiving Audubon Birds as the Free App of the Day, I was impressed enough by it to purchase several of the other Audubon Field Guide apps.

Like the Birds guide, there is so much information in the app it can be overwhelming if you try to browse through it like a printed guide book. Fortunately, there is a very handy search function that allows you to find a flower based on its attributes (color, size, shape, time of year, location, leaves, fruit, etc.)

The app lets you keep a life list, record sightings and take photos, and then upload them to AudubonGuides.com.

Because of the huge volume of data available, this app does require a data connection or a 350 MB optional download. If you choose not to download the data, it could chew up considerable bandwidth if you have a limited data plan.

I have noticed a couple annoyances with this app. First of all, if you try to look up a flower by name, it will only search for the scientific name or ONE of it's common names. If the flower has an alternate name, it won't let you use that for your search. For instance, I wanted to look up Prairie Violet, but it couldn't find it. I had to use Google to find the scientific name, Viola pedatifida, to look it up. The app had it filed under Larkspur Violet, and although it listed Prairie Violet as an alternate name, it wouldn't let you search for it by that name.

The app also appears to have no entry whatsoever for Common Field Speedwell, Veronica persica, which grows all over the place around here. I've tried looking under speedwell and veronica, but no luck.

Trying to do a search and selecting the Fruit or Seed Type as Berry and leaving everything else blank, only returns one result, Sweetflag, which clearly isn't a berry.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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This review could be for just about all of the Audubon (Green Mountain Digital) nature apps: If you knew the name of the flower (or tree or butterfly) that you were looking at or looking for, great! This App will give you a description, the region it's found in, its shape, the leaves, and on and on. The problem is, what I see is a yellow flower with 4 petals and I haven't the foggiest idea what it is - and I have 6 books on the topic!

There are over 150 species of wildflowers on the mountain four miles from where I live. I can pick out the California Poppy. It's our state flower. I know what Vetch is because it's a pest - a pretty pest - that invades our garden. But I don't know a goldenrod from a pestemon. So, when I saw that you could look up a flower using a number of criteria, I said THIS is the App for me!

Under "Advanced Search," I put in the habitat as Shrublands and Grasslands, the region as California, the FLOWER color as Orange (although it's sometimes yellow), the Month as May, and I figured that that should be sufficient to come up with California Poppy. The fields are full of them!

Nothing! Not the poppy. And, when I looked at some of the others, such as Celadine which looked familiar, the REGION is nowhere near California. It's all Northeast! So I tried the Bulbous Buttercup which looks like two of the buttercups I see on a regular basis. Nope. That's in the east as well, not in California.

I have tried a number of criteria, and I've limited the number of criteria. This App acts like all the other books I have on wildflowers except that three of the books I have are limited to California.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not updated - save your money.
DO NOT BUY! I used to have this on my Galaxy S3 and it was a beautiful app. Since updating to a Note 4 the app does not work and is not supported for newer versions of Android OS. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Vince Jeevar
3.0 out of 5 stars It's ok, not great
Eh... it's ok. There is no way to search for plants by characteristics... it's either one type of flower or another. That's it. Could be much better. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jalcruces
5.0 out of 5 stars handy, but a memory hog
Very handy for field trips!
Published 3 months ago by Britney Schrag
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to have for traveling!
I previously bought the bird app in this series and love it. When I saw this one was on sale for 99 cents I had to have it. Great for when I am traveling. Read more
Published 3 months ago by biology teacher
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you like wildflowers?
Love these field guides
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars good information.
Helpful to someone who is a real outdoors person. Not as interesting as the bird app.
Published 3 months ago by gale mccurdy
3.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't it be fun to have a pronounciation guide included
Too general for regional use. Wouldn't it be fun to have a pronounciation guide included?
Published 3 months ago by Clancy Cone
2.0 out of 5 stars not a field use guide
You must be connected to the internet to use the app. A full database download makes no difference. Good info and pics.
Published 3 months ago by gregm1
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
These guides are nice to have at your fingertips - especially out in the field
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars wildflower identification tool
Finally got it to work and I am enjoying this handy reference toolk
Published 5 months ago by P.Sturgis
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