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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 cowparsnip (Heracleum maximum) 3300
77 white trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) 3191
78 hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides) 3178
79 golden crownbeard (Verbesina encelioides) 3138
80 common winterberry (Ilex verticillata) 3135
81 bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa) 3134
82 catclaw acacia (Acacia greggii) 3128
83 honey mesquite (Prosopis glandulosa) 3115
84 black walnut (Juglans nigra) 3108
85 Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) 3013
86 bluebead (Clintonia borealis) 3007
87 blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) 2969
88 eastern purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) 2967
89 balsam fir (Abies balsamea) 2957
90 Pacific rhododendron (Rhododendron macrophyllum) 2918
91 green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) 2807
92 buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) 2804
93 tamarack (Larix laricina) 2802
94 American elm (Ulmus americana) 2776
95 sassafras (Sassafras albidum) 2748
96 Canadian serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) 2747
97 Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) 2727
98 California wildrose (Rosa californica) 2720
99 river birch (Betula nigra) 2719
100 California sycamore (Platanus racemosa) 2500

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