"Hiking season in Utah starts about the same time as wildflower season, which is to say they’re both starting now. Apparently aware of this, High Country Apps has created 'Flora of the Wasatch' for your phone. "
Salt Lake City Tribune, May 7, 2013, by Nate Carlisle
"As a confirmed bibliophile and
borderline luddite, I'm apprehensive about diving into new technology, such as iPhones, iPads, Kindles,
and the like. But the world marches
on, and I realize it may be time to
see what all the hubbub is about.
With new apps, such as Colorado
Rocky Mountain Wildflowers and Flora
of the Wasatch by Al
Schneider and Steve Hegji, my transition
from bulky paper field guides
to mobile form will be a lot easier.
...The advantage of the
app format is portability & search-ability. Users can search for species
by family or use the clever built-in
"keys" to narrow the pool of potential
taxa when identifying an unknown
Sego Lily, Newsletter of the Utah Native Plant Society, July, 2012
"Great app!" *****
"This is a must-have app if you are into wildflowers along the Wasatch front. Well worth it.
by Wasatch Nature Enthusiast - Flora of the Wasatch (iPhone), Version 1.3 June 28, 2012
This Flora of the Wasatch app is intended for nature lovers of all kinds; those who love details, those who are casual observers, and those who want lovely photographs to enjoy on the comfort of their couch. To cover all interests, we have made this app very flexible so you can, for instance, arrange it by common or scientific name; you can identify unknown plants with a key to visible characteristics; you can search; you can scroll quickly through thumbnail photos or browse leisurely through full-sized photos; you can enlarge photos, and delve into as much detail as satisfies you.
The app covers the Wasatch Range, including such diverse ecosystems as Great Basin desert and alpine tundra. Although we include some "endemics", plants found exclusively in the Wasatch Range of Utah, the majority of the plants shown can also be found in other areas of Utah and surrounding states.
We describe and show you multiple photographs from a growing list of over 350 wildflowers, grasses, ferns, shrubs, and trees. We have been careful to include the most abundant and visible plants, those less common but of particular significance, and those found in unusual habitats, such as, rocky slopes, and tundra.
We hope this app increases your enthusiasm for the plants that give us all life and inspiration. Revel in the wildflowers and infect others with your love of the land.
-- Steve Hegji, Lehi, Utah and Whitney Tilt, Bozeman, Montana, 2012