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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 common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 8562
27 Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) 8010
28 Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) 7739
29 blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima) 7564
30 white ash (Fraxinus americana) 7237
31 blue oak (Quercus douglasii) 7225
32 yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis) 7224
33 Mojave yucca (Yucca schidigera) 6951
34 Autumn Brilliance serviceberry (Amelanchier grandiflora-autumnbrilliance) 6849
35 common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 6633
36 black oak (Quercus velutina) 6507
37 northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin) 6429
38 saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) 6428
39 sweet birch (Betula lenta) 6391
40 California laurel (Umbellularia californica) 6366
41 Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense) 6362
42 Virginia strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) 6225
43 toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) 6105
44 chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) 5959
45 jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) 5929
46 boxelder (Acer negundo) 5918
47 dogtooth violet (Erythronium americanum) 5845
48 orange bush monkeyflower (Diplacus aurantiacus) 5724
49 yellow buckeye (Aesculus flava) 5571
50 blue elderberry (Sambucus nigra-cerulea) 5536

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