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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) 73027
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 31312
3 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 29079
4 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 28704
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 26277
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 22392
7 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 21901
8 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 20494
9 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 19525
10 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 18879
11 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 18644
12 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 18436
13 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 18331
14 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 17899
15 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 14986
16 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 14702
17 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 14385
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 14185
19 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 12159
20 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11790
21 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 11449
22 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 10870
23 common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 10532
24 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 10311
25 California buckeye (Aesculus californica) 10138

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