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PSA: good app for weed identification

I downloaded a cool app recently that helps you identify plants, and it’s pretty handy if you’re wondering what’s in your pasture. You take photos (sometimes from a few different angles but sometimes one is all you need) and the species pops up, along with some info about the plant. It also keeps track of your past IDs with your own photos, so you can look back if you forget. It’s called Seek by iNaturalist. I believe iNaturalist is social media-y and requires a login but I don’t think I needed one for Seek. It’s fun on hikes etc too but of course as a farm owner the first thing I did was walk around my pasture haha.


You can also use PlantNet. I usually only upload 1 pic. It’s also free & no account is required.

PictureThis was recommended to me. I was impressed with it (on someone else’s phone), but haven’t used it yet myself. There’s a weeklong free trial, then $30/year.

Used iNatualist and tried it on three wild plants and it got all three wrong! Maybe it’s more for garden plants.

@wildlifer thanks for the recommendation, I’ll try it out.

I’ve been using Seek for a couple of years and I’m very happy with it, though I’ll often try verify it’s results. Great technology but not always 100% accurate :blush:


rofl. I mean, it’s a small brownish animal with a long tail… :sweat_smile:

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You can continue to use Picturethis without a subscription. I have been pleasantly surprised with how good it does.

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I was JUST thinking I need a plant app. Thank you!

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