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A guide to over 300 wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees of Glacier and Waterton National Parks. Author: Shannon Kimball. In partnership with Glacier National Park Conservancy. ($7.99)

Google Play Store

Glacier Wildflowers 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. This app covers the Glacier region, defined as the lands bounded to the north by Waterton Lakes National Park and the MacDonald Range in British Columbia and Alberta; to the south by the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat Wilderness in Montana; to the west by the Bitterroot Range and the Montana-Idaho border, and to the east by the shortgrass prairie and ranch lands of central Montana. The region includes Glacier National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park, and the surrounding national forests. We describe and show you multiple photographs from a growing list of over 300 wildflowers, grasses, 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.

-- Shannon Kimball, Creston, Montana and Whitney Tilt, Bozeman, Montana, 2012

Press Reviews

Use High Country Apps to identify Montana native plants So you’re out there on the trail, and you spot a native plant you’re crazy about but can’t remember its name. Presto magic. Launch a native plant app. It never forgets. read more...

Center for Native Plants, Whitefish, Montana

Rain leads to blooms in Glacier National Park

Whitefish Pilot, June 24, 2020

With rains and sun, Glacier blooming "It may have been a soggy start to Glacier National Park’s reopening to visitors last week, but all that rain has proven largely beneficial to Glacier’s plants." read more...

Hungry Horse News, by Chris Peterson, June 17, 2020

20 Smartphone Apps for Plant Lovers "High Country Apps offers four wildflower recognition apps that are getting rave reviews from users: Glacier Wildflowers for $4.99, Colorado Rocky Wildflowers for $9.99, Idaho Wildflowers for $7.99 and Washington Wildflowers for $7.99. Search for flowers by family, color, name (common and botanical), and more. Color photos, drawings, and fun facts included." read more...

Den Garden - May 10, 2019

17 Smart Phone Apps for Plant Lovers -- "High Country Apps offers three wildflower recognition apps that are getting rave reviews from users." read more...

Den Garden by Jill Spencer, December 7, 2017

A Digital Guide to the Outdoors -- "Five apps that help navigate the outdoor experience without spoiling it" read more...

Flathead Beacon, Kalispell, MT, May 30, 2017, by Tristan Scott

"Botanists at Glacier National Park: The Triple Interview"

Misadventures Magazine, November 7, 2014, by Sarah Connette

"Montana apps help ID flowers, navigate public lands"

Great Falls Tribune, June 26, 2014, by Erin Madison

"There’s an old cliché about stopping to smell the roses, a widely used maxim whose sentiment, though cheapened like dime-store perfume through the years, remains basically intact – we must indulge these fleeting moments if we’re to enjoy life’s essence." read more...

Flathead Beacon, June 6, 2014, by Tristan Scott

"A Columbia Falls native and botanist has developed a new wildflower identification app for Glacier National Park and surrounding wildlands." read more...

Hungry Horse News, February 20, 2013, by Chris Peterson

"Wondering what that beautiful rose-pink flower is that's blooming close to the ground? There's an app for that, thanks to the collaboration of Bozeman residents Katie Gibson and Whitney Tilt, who formed a new business a year ago called High Country Apps." read more...

Billings Gazette, June 24, 2012, by Brett French

User Reviews

"Awesome!" *****
"This is already one of my favorite apps. The more plants the better, of course, so do please keep adding!"
by Jeff Compton, Glacier Wildflowers (Android), Jun 8, 2013

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