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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) 62529
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 28876
3 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 27601
4 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 24443
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 24134
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 20056
7 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 19020
8 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 18908
9 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 17044
10 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 16655
11 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 15798
12 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 15467
13 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 14944
14 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 14090
15 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 13814
16 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 13586
17 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 12638
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 12023
19 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11327
20 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 10196
21 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 10064
22 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 9427
23 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 9357
24 California buckeye (Aesculus californica) 9187
25 forsythia (Forsythia spp.) 8587

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