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Flora of the Wasatch  (Now Available: $7.99!)

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Press Reviews

"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. " read more...
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 plant. " read more...
Sego Lily, Newsletter of the Utah Native Plant Society, July, 2012

User Reviews

"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


goose flying 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

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Giving Back

The Nature Conservancy High Country Apps is proud to support The Nature Conservancy, Utah Chapter through donations and providing the Flora of the Wasatch app for their educational and scientific work.

Since 1984, The Nature Conservancy in Utah has protected over 1.2 million acres of public and private lands and waters - natural habitats essential to the survival of all species, including people. From the shores of the Great Salt Lake to the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau, The Nature Conservancy uses a science-based and collaborative approach to preserve and restore Utah's most important natural regions. The Nature Conservancy seeks a future where Utah's natural world remains vibrant and healthy as we grow - where citizens steward our resources in a way that bolsters our economy, enhances our lives and leaves a proud legacy for our children. To learn more about the work of The Nature Conservancy in Utah, and how you can help, visit nature.org/Utah.

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  • A field guide to over 350 wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, and ferns of Utah's Wasatch region.
  • A "Search by Characteristics" tool that allows you to identify plants in a few taps.
  • 1600+ photographs which include flowers, fruits, seeds, and whole plant views.
  • Distributional maps and taxonomy from John Kartesz’s work, The Floristic Synthesis of North America (www.bonap.org)
  • Botanical Help including illustrations from USDA-NRCS Plant Database