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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) 71266
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 31123
3 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 28779
4 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 27850
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 25760
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 21776
7 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 21284
8 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 20155
9 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 18808
10 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 18660
11 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 18120
12 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 17697
13 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 17682
14 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 17347
15 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 14661
16 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 14561
17 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 14109
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 13675
19 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 11727
20 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11682
21 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 11101
22 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 10473
23 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 10143
24 common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 10138
25 California buckeye (Aesculus californica) 9913

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