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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 blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) 3467
77 common winterberry (Ilex verticillata) 3454
78 common cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum) 3330
79 black walnut (Juglans nigra) 3330
80 white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) 3313
81 bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) 3245
82 catclaw acacia (Acacia greggii) 3224
83 Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 3217
84 honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) 3216
85 hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides) 3179
86 golden crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides) 3138
87 eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) 3029
88 bluebead (Clintonia borealis) 3024
89 balsam fir (Abies balsamea) 2977
90 sassafras (Sassafras albidum) 2965
91 American elm (Ulmus americana) 2895
92 Canadian serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) 2886
93 river birch (Betula nigra) 2866
94 green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) 2859
95 buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) 2855
96 tamarack (Larix laricina) 2835
97 Pacific rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum) 2822
98 California wildrose (Rosa californica) 2800
99 Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) 2772
100 Virginia springbeauty (Claytonia virginica) 2626

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