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Leafsnap App Adds More Species
2015-09-01 | Author: |


From Plant Press, Vol. 18, No. 3, July 2015.

A new, updated version of the Leafsnap app was made available beginning in June. The app now has 220 species of common trees of the Northeastern United States and Canada. The app now gives the user location options which include: New York, Washington, DC, Northeast US and Canada.



Leafsnap is an electronic field guide being developed by researchers from the Smithsonian Institution, Columbia University and the University of Maryland. This free app uses visual recognition to identify a species of trees from photographs of its leaves. The Leafsnap app contains beautiful, high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruits, petioles, seeds and bark created by the not-for-profit organization, Finding Species.

The Leafsnap webpage <> has been updated to include all the new species and images.

This updated version is joined in the App Store by Leafsnap UK, the United Kingdom version of Leafsnap with all the same type of beautiful images of British trees. The apps are free and can be found in the Apple App Store.

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