Shazam For Plants

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I spent part of the weekend down a rabbit hole with an app that a friend cursed me with showed me (thanks, Lisa!). It is trying to be the shazam! for plants–you take a picture of a leaf or flower and it matches it against similar images. It’s way too much fun for nature geeks like me.

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Shazam for plants service Garden Compass hits Android: We go hands on. By Thomas Newton. While devices like this do the job of watering plants for you when you’re out and about, Garden. At the moment there are only just over 4,000 species of plants available for identification on the app, so there’s plenty of work still to be done. The app pulls data from a social network which gathers pictures and info on plants, and then works that in with their. Love photographing plants and animals in the great outdoors? Seek is a new app you may want to download if you use an iPhone. It’s like a Shazam for nature: the app can help identify the things you.

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The problem is, it relies on a knowledgeable community–people rate the pictures and look at other people’s identification to see if they are accurate. I tried to participate, but I wasn’t sure enough of any ID to second it in the database (and I’m pretty sure I accidentally submitted a misidentified marigold–who knew African and French marigolds looked so similar?) But if you take kids on nature hikes (or just like plants) check out PlantNet. It could give you more knowledge, or encourage kids to step up their own plant ID skills.

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[And I sure wish it had existed when I took plant taxonomy–those field tests were brutal, Dr. Davenport!]