May 9th, 2015 at 6:10 pm (Plants)
A couple of weeks ago, I was walking to the library and I was struck by so many beautiful flowers along the way in people’s yards and gardens. I decided to collect a few and share them here. (Click for bigger versions of each.)
Then I thought I would try out Google image search on each one to see if it could identify each flower by finding a match within the first 10 hits (in some cases I looked through many more than that, hoping to find a match, but it seems that if it isn’t in the first 10 then it isn’t going to find it).
Google: failure. Closest match is a “balloon flower” which has pointy petals (these are rounded).
Google score: 4 of 7. I guess we still need flower identification handbooks. And humans! :)