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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
1 red maple (Acer rubrum) 74093
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 31391
3 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 29212
4 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 29177
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 26449
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 22624
7 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 22128
8 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 20627
9 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 19818
10 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 18910
11 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 18830
12 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 18582
13 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 18551
14 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 18116
15 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 15071
16 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 14768
17 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 14501
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 14341
19 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 12289
20 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11821
21 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 11528
22 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 10991
23 common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 10749
24 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 10401
25 California buckeye (Aesculus californica) 10167

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