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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
26 Autumn Brilliance serviceberry (Amelanchier grandiflora-autumnbrilliance) 9648
27 forsythia (Forsythia spp.) 9257
28 Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) 8733
29 yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis) 8283
30 white ash (Fraxinus americana) 8276
31 Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) 8203
32 blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima) 8192
33 saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) 7619
34 northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin) 7577
35 Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense) 7550
36 blue oak (Quercus douglasii) 7511
37 Mojave yucca (Yucca schidigera) 7493
38 black oak (Quercus velutina) 7333
39 California laurel (Umbellularia californica) 7304
40 sweet birch (Betula lenta) 7274
41 common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 7147
42 dogtooth violet (Erythronium americanum) 6932
43 jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) 6862
44 Virginia strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) 6671
45 toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) 6619
46 boxelder (Acer negundo) 6596
47 chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) 6303
48 yellow buckeye (Aesculus flava) 6297
49 American basswood (Tilia americana) 6105
50 American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) 5983

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