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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) 76024
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 31483
3 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 30057
4 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 29304
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 26670
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 22951
7 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 22504
8 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 20757
9 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 20474
10 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 19210
11 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 19031
12 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 18992
13 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 18954
14 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 18563
15 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 15170
16 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 15127
17 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 14895
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 14681
19 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 12608
20 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 12293
21 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11857
22 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 11240
23 common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 10952
24 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 10600
25 Autumn Brilliance serviceberry (Amelanchier grandiflora-autumnbrilliance) 10422

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