There's a new app that instantly identifies plants and flowers and it's awesome.

There's a new app that instantly identifies plants and flowers and it's awesome.
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If you are already obsessed with Shazam, an app that identifies songs, then you've probably wondered to yourself when we'd be able to Shazam other things. Shoes, someone's perfume, or perhaps A PLANT?

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Well that time has come! For plants, anyway.

The app “PlantNet" works by using an image search engine, with information collected through a large social network. The users of PlantNet regularly collect field data and then share their findings, which help to identify and add information about the quality of images and the plants' nuanced patterns.

Their newest project, IdentiPlante, actually allows you to use the database to quickly receive data about the plant which you have taken a picture of. Or, in more fun terms, you can SHAZAM DAT PLANT.

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How cool is that? It is super exciting news for those of us who love plants and flowers. And if you don't already have a fascination with plant-life, it may spur a newfound love. I mean, for anyone who feels burrowed in a technology-based life, this app could be a great way to literally stop, possibly —and then digitally collect information about—the flowers.

UPDATE: Since it seems a few of our readers were confused, the PlantNet app is still in development. The app was created in France and currently only recognizes French flora. However, it is being developed for world-wide use.

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