Flora of Virginia  

  • $19.99
Flora of Virginia

A guide to over 3,100 wildflowers, shrubs, ferns, grasses, and trees of Virginia. In partnership with the Flora of Virginia Project.


goose flying The FLORA OF VIRGINIA app is a complete guide for learning about the plants of Virginia, whether a wildflower from a weedy roadside, a shrub from a coastal dune, or a tree from a deep Appalachian hollow. The app does not need an Internet connection to run, so you can use it no matter how remote your wanderings take you. The FLORA OF VIRGINIA app is based on its predecessor, the FLORA OF VIRGINIA book published by the Flora of Virginia Project in partnership with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. The book was the first comprehensive flora offered for Virginia in exactly 250 years. The app and the book describe over 3,100 plant species native to or naturalized in Virginia in nearly 200 families.

The FLORA OF VIRGINIA app contains everything people love from the book, and even more. It combines information from several other ecological data sets with the FLORA’s own data, including moisture regime, light regime, level of invasiveness, state and global rareness rankings, and listings as rare or endangered. Emphasis is on habitats, ecological earmarks of natives. Also appealing, of course, are the app’s portability and update-ability. And a unique, simple Graphic Key! This combination of features makes it a hit with much younger users, especially 6–12 students who might otherwise have their Flora experience limited to a few handouts in the classroom.

Additional app features include: - Original illustrations and photos aiding in plant identification. - Dichotomous keys for plant identification (in addition to the Graphic Key). - Range maps for quick reference. - Ability to filter plants based on user's geo-location. - Ability to arrange plants by scientific name, common name, genus name, or family name. - "Plant Discovery and Documentation in Virginia," a guide to the history of botanical exploration in Virginia. - "The Nature of the Virginia Flora," a section that clarifies the ways in which geology, climate, and biology together create the rich, complex plant life in the state, with fine color photography illustrating key habitat types. - "Learning the Virginia Flora: 50 Sites for Productive Field Botany," a brief guide to some of Virginia's botanizing hot spots.

The Flora of Virginia Project was initiated in 2001 to steer creation of the first comprehensive reference work on the native and naturalized plants of Virginia. For more information about the Flora of Virginia Project, please visit www.floraofvirginia.org.


The New Flora of Virginia Mobile App -- "Last spring, while perusing the Winter 2017 issue of Sempervirens, the quarterly publication of the Virginia Native Plant Society, I came across a short article announcing plans for a mobile app version of the Flora of Virginia." read more...
Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, November 13, 2017

Hey, there's an app for that native plant -- "Join Bland Crowder, executive director of the Flora of Virginia Project, for a projected demonstration of the upcoming Flora of Virginia Mobile App." read more...
Virginia Pilot, By Mary Reid Barrow, November 4, 2017

Flora of Virginia App Demonstration -- "Good news for native plant lovers. The Flora of Virginia app is out for both Android and iOS devices." read more...
Daily Press, By Catherine Flanagan, November 3, 2017

Get to Know the New Flora of Virginia Mobile App (Webinar) Presenter: Bland Crowder, Executive Director, Flora of Virginia Project read more...
Virginia Master Naturalists, October 19, 2017

The App’s Out! -- "The Flora of Virginia Mobile App has been released." read more...
Florascape - News from the Flora of Virginia Project, October 2, 2017

User Reviews

"Wow!" *****
"I have 30 some years of working with plants in the field, and this app comes along and has it all at your fingertips. Truly amazing."
by heroqltevzw - Flora of Virginia (Android), November 8, 2017

"A lot of content" *****
"This app may seem expensive but it is worth every penny and more. I've been able to key out several plants with this app that I have previously failed to identify with my various guides. Plus the info on plant families, genera, and species is well organized and has beautiful photos. I was eagerly awaiting this app and it did not disappoint."
by Shannon - Flora of Virginia (iOS), October 6, 2017

"Thanks!" *****
"Can't wait to try it out in the field. Thanks vnps for the hard work."
by altev2 - Flora of Virginia (Android), October 2, 2017