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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) 71220
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 31123
3 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 28779
4 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 27845
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 25758
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 21752
7 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 21269
8 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 20155
9 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 18802
10 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 18656
11 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 18117
12 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 17693
13 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 17681
14 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 17337
15 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 14661
16 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 14553
17 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 14109
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 13667
19 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 11724
20 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11682
21 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 11095
22 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 10473
23 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 10139
24 common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 10129
25 California buckeye (Aesculus californica) 9911

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