Gallery: The Leafsnap App Helps You Identify Every Tree in NYC

“One of the main technical challenges in using leaves to identify plant species has been to find effective representations of their shape, which capture their most important characteristics,” said Jacobs. Selecting a leaf also brings up variations of how this leaf looks on the tree and other characteristics that will help you identify it.

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  1. bowvine September 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I have just tried the app with 8 different leaves that I know, e.g., lilac, sugar maple, forsythia, etc., and results came back with about 10 different answers, none of which were correct.

  2. cyborgsix November 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    A Google Goggles/TinEye focused (*heh*) on plants. Cool.
    And @Fer Servadu…From Leafsnap’s “About” page, FAQ section:

    When will there be an Android version of Leafsnap?
    We have one under development, but since the app is free and the work is being done by volunteers, we do not have a release date, nor a firm guess as to when this will be.

  3. Fer Servadu October 31, 2011 at 8:35 am

    You should mention that this app is only available for iPhones & iPads. No Android ;_;