A guide to over 1000 wildflowers, shrubs, and vines of Washington. Partners: Herbarium at University of Washington,
Burke Museum, Mark Turner, and Phyllis Gustafson.
University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum, the authors of WILDFLOWERS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, and High Country
Apps have partnered to produce the new WASHINGTON WILDFLOWERS plant identification app for mobile devices. The app provides images,
species descriptions, range maps, bloom period, and technical descriptions for 1,000 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines found in
Washington and adjacent areas of British Columbia, Idaho, and Oregon. The majority of species included are native, but introduced
species common to the region are covered as well. The app does not need an Internet connection to run, so you can use it no matter
how remote your wanderings take you.
2016 by the Numbers -- "With 2017 nearly upon us, we thought that it would be a good time to look back at the accomplishments of the past year. "
Pressing News - The University of Washington Herbarium Quarterly Newsletter, Winter, 2016
Washington Wildflowers -- "Bellingham photographer co-develops native plant identification app."
Klipsun Magazine, June 8, 2015, by Ariana Rayment
Wildflower Apps Update -- "We are pleased to report that the Washington Trails Association selected our Washington Wildflowers app as one of the “Best Apps” for 2015."
Pressing News - The University of Washington Herbarium Quarterly Newsletter, Spring, 2015
Best Outdoor Apps for 2015 -- "Looking to refresh your outdoor apps in the new year? Don't miss our list of Best Outdoor Apps for 2015. Some will help you identify wildflowers and birds; others will help you navigate your favorite trail. And a few just might save your life."
Washington Trails Assocation, January 2, 2015, by HikerCass
"A good field guide – or app – is a naturalist’s best friend"
The Peninsula Gateway, December 3, 2014, by Frank Wright
"If you like to plant, grow, or learn about flowers, then check out our list of the best flower apps for your iPhone."
AppPicker.com, January 7, 2014
Washington Trails Alliance Editor's Choice: "Check it out. The next time you're on trail
and say, 'Hey, I wonder what that flower is?'
just whip out your phone and find out. You'll
probably catch me doing the same thing!"
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Washington Trails Alliance, July/August 2013, by Eli Boschette, Editor
"Washington is blooming, and now there's an app that provides images and descriptions for more than 870 common wildflowers, shrubs, and vines found in Washington and adjacent areas of British Columbia, Idaho, and Oregon."
Yahoo Travel, May 31, 2013, by Claudine Zap
"Just in time for spring: a wildflower app from the Burke Herbarium"
Seattle Times, April 16, 2013, by Lynda Mapes
"Washington Wildflowers Smartphone App"
Pacific Northwest Flowers, April 2013, by Mark Turner
"The identification key is simple to use, the outstanding photos make
distinguishing between different species easy, and the number of species
covered across different habitats is really impressive."
Catherine Hovanic, Executive Director of the Washington Native Plant Society, April 4, 2013
"Washington Wildflowers: A New Standard in Wildflower Smartphone Apps."
Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens, April 1, 2013
"Elegant and efficient!" *****
"I bought this wonderful app late last week before heading over to south central Washington (Bickleton area), from Seattle
on a nature day "runaway." We went in pursuit of bluebirds and spring wild flowers and wide open spaces and were delighted
to find that this app helped us quickly zoom in and narrow down the number of possibilities for our searches, and then
confirm our wild flower ID's, easily and quickly. The search design and Mark Turner's beautiful, illustrative imagery are
first rate. I highly recommend this app for any considering a Northwest wildflower outing. Combine it with the Peterson
Birds of North America app on your iPhone and/or iPad, as well, and a pair of binoculars and you are set for a grand
outdoor adventure. Strong work, Mark and team."
by Betheblacksheep, Washington Wildflowers (iOS), April 22, 2013
"Fantastic app!" *****
"You will love this app. "
by William - Washington Wildflowers (Android), April 10, 2013