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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
76 black walnut (Juglans nigra) 3924
77 gray alder (Alnus incana) 3897
78 common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) 3893
79 bluebead (Clintonia borealis) 3861
80 bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) 3844
81 blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) 3783
82 white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) 3717
83 sassafras (Sassafras albidum) 3551
84 river birch (Betula nigra) 3542
85 honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) 3511
86 Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 3508
87 catclaw acacia (Acacia greggii) 3461
88 common cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum) 3373
89 eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) 3294
90 northern bayberry (Morella pensylvanica) 3253
91 balsam fir (Abies balsamea) 3229
92 American elm (Ulmus americana) 3221
93 Canadian serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) 3155
94 golden crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides) 3138
95 tamarack (Larix laricina) 3078
96 California wildrose (Rosa californica) 3025
97 green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) 3007
98 buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) 2982
99 Virginia springbeauty (Claytonia virginica) 2967
100 Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) 2908

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