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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 California buckeye (Aesculus californica) 10191
27 forsythia (Forsythia spp.) 9439
28 Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) 9151
29 yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis) 8775
30 white ash (Fraxinus americana) 8644
31 Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) 8462
32 blackbrush (Coleogyne ramosissima) 8408
33 saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) 8169
34 Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense) 8051
35 northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin) 7934
36 sweet birch (Betula lenta) 7659
37 Mojave yucca (Yucca schidigera) 7622
38 California laurel (Umbellularia californica) 7585
39 black oak (Quercus velutina) 7580
40 blue oak (Quercus douglasii) 7572
41 dogtooth violet (Erythronium americanum) 7343
42 jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) 7288
43 common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) 7267
44 boxelder (Acer negundo) 6911
45 Virginia strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) 6891
46 toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) 6832
47 yellow buckeye (Aesculus flava) 6655
48 chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) 6505
49 American basswood (Tilia americana) 6441
50 American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) 6330

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