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I was put on to this yesterday and I am very impressed so far.

Install the app on your phone. Point it at a flower/leaf etc... getting it nicely framed. Take a shot and it comes back with suggestions for the plant. It successfully identified common sainfoin growing in a field near my bees yesterday. I am a very happy beekeeper. They have filled two boxes each in two weeks foraging from it!
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Wow!  This sounds like a great tool for anyone to add to their foraging kit.  I've downloaded it and can't wait to experiment with it.  Thanks for sharing!
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There are a lot of really cool apps in this space! I've used FlowerChecker for a couple of years, which costs $1 per plant since you're submitting it to real botanists to identify, but there's also Seek (free, uses machine learning algorithms) and iNaturalist (free, emphasis on wild things including animal/vegetable/mineral). I have all three installed and I use them a lot.
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