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GREEN ROOF PLANTS
Rooftops can be challenging places for plants to thrive. Direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, wind, and precipitation affect which plants survive on a green roof, so plants should be selected to withstand harsh environments.
Extensive green roofs are comprised of sedum or groundcover. Deeper semi-intensive and intensive green roof systems can support native plants, wild grasses, shrubs, and even trees, though they require more maintenance than simpler extensive green roofs.
Sedums & Groundcover
Flowers & Grasses
Produce & Herbs
Cost-benefit Considerations for Green Roofs
Green Spec UK
Vegetal ID Extensive Green Roof Design
NYC Parks Innovative Green Roof Design
Green Roof Handbook
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