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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 forsythia (Forsythia spp.) 8844
27 Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) 8311
28 Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) 8075
29 Autumn Brilliance serviceberry (Amelanchier grandiflora-autumnbrilliance) 7981
30 blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima) 7827
31 white ash (Fraxinus americana) 7680
32 yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis) 7451
33 blue oak (Quercus douglasii) 7387
34 Mojave yucca (Yucca schidigera) 7117
35 saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) 6997
36 northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin) 6947
37 black oak (Quercus velutina) 6910
38 California laurel (Umbellularia californica) 6851
39 sweet birch (Betula lenta) 6776
40 common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 6773
41 Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense) 6605
42 toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) 6402
43 Virginia strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) 6348
44 jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) 6289
45 dogtooth violet (Erythronium americanum) 6245
46 boxelder (Acer negundo) 6216
47 chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) 6038
48 yellow buckeye (Aesculus flava) 5868
49 orange bush monkeyflower (Diplacus aurantiacus) 5843
50 blue elderberry (Sambucus nigra-cerulea) 5755

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