Schoolhouse Green Roof Update: Planting Pics

Posted on: May 29th, 2011 by Heather

Here are some pics Travis took recently of the green roof at the Schoolhouse.

Not only are the plants stunningly beautiful, they are all native or near native, which means they are low maintenance, drought tolerant and habitat friendly. And iff you read the accounts of Archibald Menzies, one of the Pacific Northwests original explorers, strawberry, fescue, camassia, erythronium and castelleja once thrived along our coast. Bringing back these kinds of plants is important not just because they are good on green roofs – it references an important part of our cultural and ethnobotanical heritage.

Pictured are the Castelleja miniata (Indian Paintbrush) with companion plant Fragaria vesca (Woodland Strawberry), but no less spectacular (though not in bloom at the moment) are the Camassia quamash (Common Camas) and the Erythronium oregonum (White Fawn Lily).

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