Thursday, April 26, 2012

Plant Names for Photographers

If you like to photograph and tag wildflowers, vines, trees in the US there is an excellent source for finding the scientific name of plants. This database is provided on the web by the USDA at Plant Database. I like to use this to add scientific names to the plant photos I take.

I have taken this a step further and add this database (with some filtering) to my Android phone. I imported it into memento . Memento is an app that lets you create databases and add/view data. I was able to import the plants id data into memento. Now I can search by common name or scientific name for plants from my phone.