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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) 62514
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 28867
3 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 27601
4 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 24432
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 24134
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 20056
7 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 19020
8 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 18895
9 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 17044
10 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 16645
11 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 15792
12 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 15457
13 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 14936
14 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 14079
15 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 13814
16 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 13586
17 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 12628
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 12023
19 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11327
20 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 10173
21 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 10060
22 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 9425
23 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 9348
24 California buckeye (Aesculus californica) 9187
25 forsythia (Forsythia spp.) 8587

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