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Top plant species that observers are recording. 

 

Image credit:
Ellen G. Denny

All Time Top Plant Species Observed

Rank Species Number of Observations
1 red maple (Acer rubrum) 76997
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 31569
3 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 30372
4 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 29655
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 26929
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 23435
7 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 22883
8 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 20926
9 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 20839
10 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 19452
11 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 19429
12 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 19159
13 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 19108
14 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 18799
15 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 15267
16 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 15211
17 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 15057
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 14857
19 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 12961
20 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 12641
21 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11936
22 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 11289
23 common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 11064
24 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 10691
25 Autumn Brilliance serviceberry (Amelanchier grandiflora-autumnbrilliance) 10557

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