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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) 67864
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 29455
3 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 28263
4 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 25762
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 25044
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 20994
7 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 19870
8 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 19661
9 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 17489
10 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 17394
11 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 17235
12 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 16458
13 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 16402
14 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 16042
15 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 14439
16 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 14240
17 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 13696
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 12699
19 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11491
20 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 10915
21 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 10562
22 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 9839
23 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 9751
24 California buckeye (Aesculus californica) 9563
25 common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 9139

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