April showers bring May flowers but you may not have the fondest idea of what they are.
Adam McEvoy here from the Innovation Hub and I can help with that. All you need is a phone and a few clever apps and you can find out what those weird plants are without having to know what a pinnate leaf or a rhizome is. Some of these apps require you to take a picture and then compare your photo to other photos and some utilize a vast community of specialists and botanists to ID your strange plant for you.
This kind of thing is actually a big deal because identifying a plant, or anything for that matter, is the first step in learning about it and understanding how it fits into your world!
Try these apps out in your yard:
- Flower Checker uses real-life botanists to identify plants, fungus, mosses, and lichens.
- PlantSnap is great for identifying plants found commercially.
- Picture This AI is an online plant encyclopedia and instant plant identifier.