Budding botanist? If you dream of green fingers, PictureThis – Plant Identifier is the perfect place to start your journey. It’s a smart – not to mention comprehensive – encyclopaedia of plants that will arm you with the know-how to start making your garden grow.
Point and shoot with your iPhone camera and AI does the rest, pulling up a fact sheet about the plant under your scrutiny, complete with high resolution images of the plant’s ideal habitat.
The fact card includes details like the plant’s scientific classification and growth characteristics, its planting difficulty, ideal season, care instructions and possible uses.
Heard of a plant but haven’t seen it in the wild (yet)? Using the app’s search function you can pull up its fact sheet – and find out where to start hunting. Plus: all the plants you’ve snapped yourself are stored on your profile.
There’s a powerful community element, too. A news feed shows you which plants are being captured by other PictureThis botanists around the world. You can also keep it closer to home: toggle to the map tab and see which plants have been tagged by local enthusiasts. Tap the picture on the map to pull up its fact sheet – then take a note to make a recce of your own.
PictureThis really is bloomin’ marvelous.