How to Identify Unknown Plants using Your Mobile?
Identify Unknown Plants using Your Mobile
Ever wondered of identifying unknown plants (flora)? Well, I’m sure whenever you come across any plant/herb/shrub/tree/flower/fruit/leaf/stem, etc that you can’t identify, then you seek help from a Botanist or Taxonomist.
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Now, using Visual Recognition Software, you can identify unknown plants/flora using your Smartphone with the help of an app — PlantNet.
PlantNet Plant Identification – Android App
Pl@ntNet is an image sharing and retrieval application for the identification of plants. It is developed by scientists from four French research organizations (Cirad, INRA, Inria, and IRD), and the Tela Botanica network, with the financial support of the Agropolis foundation.
Among other features, this free app helps to identify plant species from photographs, through a visual recognition software.
Plant species that are well enough illustrated in the botanical reference database can be easily recognized. The number of species and the number of images used by the application evolve with contributions of end users to the project.
It works even better than the pictures submitted are focused on one organ like a leaf, stem, flower, fruit, etc. Pictures of tree leaves on uniform background provide the most relevant results.
If you correctly identify a species, you can participate in the project by submitting your observation with the “contribution” button. These contributions subject to a moderation process will be validated collaboratively.
PlantNet Plant Identification (Free) Download Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.plantnet
PlantNet Plant Identification – Website
To find this application on the web, go to the following link: http://identify.plantnet-project.org/en/base/tree
Those who want to contribute more interactively to this participatory science project can go to:
(Video) Identify Unknown Plants using Your Mobile
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