If you are a nature enthusiast and want to know which types of trees you encounter every day, you will have a tough time doing so. Thankfully however there is a new tool available that will help you easily identify plants and trees. This tool is called LeafSnap.

identify plants and trees

LeafSnap is a free to use service that catalogues high definition pictures of tree leaves, flowers, and even fruits. Visitors to the site can browse the pictures, learn their common and scientific names, and read about their habitat and bloom time.


The site also offers an iOS application that helps recognize plants through their leaves. All you have to do is install the iOS app, shoot a picture of a plant’s leaf, and let LeafSnap do the detecting.

LeafSnap: Identify Plants And Trees With Your iPhone App

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  1. Donnynitro
    June 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    going to itunes is like asking me to go to outer space apple is not compatable with my stuff andriod and hp  i can not get music on my android from them and they willlnot transfer my music from player ipod will only take a few of my songs all paid. mind you I have triyed and and going to school for computer tech the itunes would have to be hacked to get leaf snap on my android