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what is the name of this plant?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pk698, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    been trying to search all day for a name, but no luck. went hiking today and someone asked me but I didn't know the name. (there should be an app for this situation)

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  2. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Where are you located and where were you hiking?
  3. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    eugene, oregon
  4. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

  5. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    That's it! lol, thanks.

    (would be cool to have an app where you take a pic, and it searches/match it to a database and tells you what it is).
  6. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Strangely enough, I couldn't find anything on Google. It looked like a thistle to me so I was searching for Oregon thistle. Nothing. But I did find it on Bing using the same parameters, which led me to the Teasel.

    My Google-fu is strong!
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  7. turtile

    turtile Well-Known Member

    That wouldn't be possible since the differences between species and even genera can't be identified by a picture. Many flowering plants need to be in flower to be properly identified, certain parts of the plants show certain differences...

    I want to create an electronic key for my site but it would take a whole team of people to complete. The key for North America is 30 volumes!

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