Shazam for Plants Will Identify Any Plant from a Picture

RYOT    By Anna Culaba   February 25, 2016

Some scientists have estimated that there are about 400,000 flowering plant species in the world — that’s a lot of plants.

So you’ll be okay if you don’t know each and every one of them. But if you’re really curious about that one flower you walked past on the park, don’t worry there’s an app that will help you identify that plant.

PlantNet is an app that will help you identify a plant just by taking a picture of it — think of it as the Shazam for plants.

The app collects data from a large social network that uploads pictures and information about plants.

Now, go out there and start smelling the roses, or is it a dahlia… maybe it’s a calibrachoa.

(Note: This is an interesting concept. Suggest you read the comments section of the blog and do your own research.)