Smartphone plant identification app!

Bee2beeNZ

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As a hobby beekeeper with very limited knowlege of various plants benificial for bees, has any bodyfound found a good FREE app for smartphones that I can download and identify New Zealand plants, trees and flowers?
 
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My mate has one, which he has used to ID plants for me...it is called 'Plant ID' apparently! I don't know any more about it, I haven't bothered getting it, as it is easier to get him to do it for me!
 

yesbut

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3 seconds Googling "NZ Plant ID App" turned up this one...looks good to me....

Edit: Maybe not. It doesn't have pictures, it relies on a series of keys....There are lots of tree/plant ID field guides around that don't take up much room on the dash...
 

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PlantSnap is okay, but they all suck at NZ plants. However, honeybees don't always use NZ plants. NZtrees is useful though, with a more traditional 'key' based approach rather than camera-based. Your other option is to use iNaturalist which is an expert and widely-used community, but that's a bit like posting pics here, to a considerably less expert community. :)
 

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I used PlantSnap a few times, but it never seemed to get things quite right. I'd take a picture of a plant, it would identify it, then I'd cross-check against google and it often wouldn't be quite right.

Tried this a few times in the garden centre at Bunnings - walk around, snap pics of plants, get the app to ID them, then cross-check against the label. About half the time it would get the right genus but not the right species. Still far from perfect at this point.
 
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I use iNaturalist, then you can plug in where you see the plant and you see what other plants others have checked out and tagged, we do it more when we out biking or walking
 

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