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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
51 orange bush monkeyflower (Diplacus aurantiacus) 6034
52 common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) 6027
53 blue elderberry (Sambucus nigra-cerulea) 6002
54 Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) 5821
55 paper birch (Betula papyrifera) 5820
56 eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) 5619
57 highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) 5448
58 jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) 5440
59 ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) 5209
60 Appalachian Spring dogwood (Cornus florida-appalachianspring) 5113
61 American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) 4969
62 Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) 4856
63 greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula) 4632
64 gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa) 4564
65 redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea) 4542
66 eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) 4461
67 bunchberry dogwood (Cornus canadensis) 4379
68 jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) 4318
69 mountain pride (Penstemon newberryi) 4308
70 common winterberry (Ilex verticillata) 4190
71 Pacific trillium (Trillium ovatum) 4157
72 kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 4147
73 velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina) 4114
74 Norway maple (Acer platanoides) 3993
75 hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides) 3957

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