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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) 67978
2 common lilac (Syringa vulgaris) 29483
3 coyotebrush (Baccharis pilularis) 28270
4 sugar maple (Acer saccharum) 25837
5 Eastern Mojave buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) 25058
6 California live oak (Quercus agrifolia) 21012
7 American beech (Fagus grandifolia) 19912
8 valley oak (Quercus lobata) 19666
9 Red Rothomagensis lilac (Syringa chinensis) 17524
10 northern red oak (Quercus rubra) 17446
11 eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides) 17283
12 tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera) 16498
13 black cherry (Prunus serotina) 16420
14 flowering dogwood (Cornus florida) 16087
15 ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) 14441
16 black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) 14257
17 quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) 13710
18 white oak (Quercus alba) 12735
19 chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) 11498
20 sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) 10941
21 creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) 10567
22 eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) 9866
23 pignut hickory (Carya glabra) 9764
24 California buckeye (Aesculus californica) 9571
25 common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) 9171

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