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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) 5963
52 blue elderberry (Sambucus nigra-cerulea) 5866
53 common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) 5799
54 paper birch (Betula papyrifera) 5639
55 Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) 5617
56 eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana) 5491
57 highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) 5267
58 jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) 5111
59 Appalachian Spring dogwood (Cornus florida-appalachianspring) 5027
60 ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) 5024
61 Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) 4789
62 American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) 4771
63 greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula) 4605
64 gray dogwood (Cornus racemosa) 4524
65 redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea) 4490
66 eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) 4329
67 mountain pride (Penstemon newberryi) 4308
68 bunchberry dogwood (Cornus canadensis) 4220
69 Pacific trillium (Trillium ovatum) 4142
70 jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) 4088
71 kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) 4045
72 common winterberry (Ilex verticillata) 3990
73 velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina) 3932
74 gray alder (Alnus incana) 3848
75 Norway maple (Acer platanoides) 3828

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