Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Native Plants for Green Roofs - Florida


Using Florida Native Plants on green roofs can produce positive ecological results. First, native plants should be acclimated to the local climate and ecotone thus affording greater long-term survival. Second, native plants on a green roof will provide habitat, food and foraging opportunities for local and transient wildlife.

Thirdly, the use of native species is an important step in moving towards restoration of original volumetric green in our Urban Core.

The species pictured here include dwarf love grass, muhly grass, Carolina jessamine, a naturalized Florida rosa species and others.

Happy Green Roofing! Kevin

3 comments:

britney said...

nice post and thanks for sharing....

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Max Boughner said...

Yes, that's right. Native plants would be a good choice for a green roof. They're used to the local weather, so they're likely to survive the fluctuating temperatures.