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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 common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) 5257
52 American basswood (Tilia americana) 5161
53 paper birch (Betula papyrifera) 5150
54 American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) 5028
55 eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) 4858
56 ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) 4760
57 Appalachian Spring dogwood (Cornus florida-appalachianspring) 4696
58 Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) 4622
59 highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) 4591
60 jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) 4381
61 Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) 4332
62 greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula) 4197
63 redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea) 4175
64 American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) 4159
65 mountain pride (Penstemon newberryi) 3902
66 eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) 3847
67 Pacific trillium (Trillium ovatum) 3806
68 gray alder (Alnus incana) 3800
69 bunchberry dogwood (Cornus canadensis) 3738
70 kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 3726
71 gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa) 3661
72 Norway maple (Acer platanoides) 3593
73 velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina) 3558
74 jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) 3483
75 common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) 3426

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