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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 American basswood (Tilia americana) 5474
52 common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) 5466
53 American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) 5385
54 paper birch (Betula papyrifera) 5307
55 Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) 5300
56 eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) 5184
57 ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) 4933
58 highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) 4868
59 Appalachian Spring dogwood (Cornus florida-appalachianspring) 4836
60 jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) 4768
61 Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) 4719
62 greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula) 4605
63 American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) 4462
64 redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea) 4357
65 gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa) 4346
66 mountain pride (Penstemon newberryi) 4308
67 eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) 4099
68 Pacific trillium (Trillium ovatum) 3998
69 kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 3876
70 bunchberry dogwood (Cornus canadensis) 3843
71 gray alder (Alnus incana) 3801
72 velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina) 3753
73 Norway maple (Acer platanoides) 3721
74 jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) 3677
75 common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) 3564

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