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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 common yarrow (Achillea millefolium) 3774
77 black walnut (Juglans nigra) 3771
78 hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides) 3727
79 blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) 3668
80 bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) 3598
81 bluebead (Clintonia borealis) 3587
82 white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) 3570
83 Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 3406
84 honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) 3367
85 common cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum) 3365
86 sassafras (Sassafras albidum) 3307
87 river birch (Betula nigra) 3296
88 catclaw acacia (Acacia greggii) 3286
89 eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) 3172
90 balsam fir (Abies balsamea) 3158
91 golden crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides) 3138
92 Canadian serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) 3104
93 American elm (Ulmus americana) 3096
94 northern bayberry (Morella pensylvanica) 3011
95 tamarack (Larix laricina) 2989
96 green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) 2964
97 buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) 2916
98 California wildrose (Rosa californica) 2898
99 Virginia springbeauty (Claytonia virginica) 2850
100 Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) 2835

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