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Identify Pretty Flowers in a Pinch With Handy Gardening App

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If you love flowers but sometimes get confused about what plant you're looking at, you're not alone. A lot of us could stand to improve our green thumbs in and out of the garden. Luckily, there's a great flower identification app to help us all instantly become experts on virtually any flower. It's so easy, all you need to do is take a picture of said flower!

Garden Answers, the No. 1 gardening app on the iPhone, is the modern-day key to success when it comes to adding to a garden, filling up a bouquet, or even spotting a mysterious beautfiul plant in the wild. The user-friendly tool allows you to snap a close-up photo of your flower — or any plant, really — of choice.

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After you submit your pic, you'll be instantly greeted with the closest possible "plant matches" available, shown in crisp, clear photos. From there, you have the option to narrow down your search to only flowers, or only shrubs, or only trees — or you can open it up to the entire database of nearly 2 million plants. It's truly the gardener's equivalent of being a kid in the proverbial candy shop!

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Once you've found your perfect flower match, click on the corresponding image to find out more information about the plant as well as the best way to care for it. If you're still struggling with trying to match the flowers, you can also use the optional paid service on the app called Ask a Horticulturist to get expert info straight to you in less than 24 hours. So in other words, if you want to never want to be confused or look silly again while preparing flowers — especially for important occasions like weddings or bridal showers — this app can come in real handy in a pinch.

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If you feel the insatiable urge to buy flowers right on the spot after identifying them (we've been there!), the app also features a link that takes you right to a virtual garden shop for Springhill Nursery, where you browse old favorites and new favorites galore and purchase and ship flowers anywhere in the continental United States.

What a true helping hand — with a green thumb!

Watch the fabulous flower identification app in action for yourself in the video below:

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