Gardener's easy hack to identify flowers and plants - and all you need is your phone camera

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If you've come across a plant and loved it to the point you need it in your own garden, it can be disappointing when you can't quite figure out what type of plant it is.

However there is an easy way to tell, and thankfully - all you need is access to your phone's camera. Taking to TikTok, a gardening expert @viewfromthepottingbench shared the hack on his page, and it takes seconds.

Not all phones have this but if you have an iPhone, particularly if it's up-to-date, you should be able to do this. So what's the hack? Here's what you need to know.

He explains: "All you need to do is find a photo of a plant of flower. Swipe up, and then tap look at plant and it'll identify the plant for you."

In the comments people loved the handy trick with one saying: "Mind blown."

Another wrote: "This is awesome! I had no idea! Thanks!"

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"Just tried it. Thank you for this it’s spot on" added a third.

A fourth even revealed: "It also does dogs, cats, and a hole load of other things…"

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