Gardeners can identify flowers with iPhone

Garden and greenhouse growers with an aptitude for gadgets may be interested in a new iPhone application.

The FlowerPedia 1.0 software from Muli Mobile offers flower identification and information technology on the Apple handset.

It allows horticulture fans to sift through photos and details of over 100,000 plants, belonging to 500 genera in more than 100 families.

Gardeners will have the common and scientific names, main features and genus information to hand via their mobile phone.

An upgrade will soon be available which provides gardening tips and medicinal properties.

Between 70 and 100 per cent of any North American regions species are covered and the softwares flower identification wizard can help greenhouse enthusiasts establish what plants they are looking at.

The product does not require an internet connection and is available on the iPhone or iPod Touch 2.2 or later, costing around $4.99.

Manufacturer Apple recently announced it has sold over one million of its new iPhone 3GS models.