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Rocky Mountain Natives for a Wyoming Green Roof

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Slides from a presentation February 10, 2011 at ProGreen Expo in Denver.

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Rocky Mountain Natives for a Wyoming Green Roof

  1. 1. Rocky Mountain Natives for a Wyoming Green Roof<br />Karen L. Panter, Ph.D., C.P.H.<br />Extension Horticulture and<br />Specialty Crops<br />Department of Plant Sciences<br />
  2. 2. Brand new Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center, <br />University of Wyoming campus, Laramie<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Green roof space on Berry Biodiversity Conservation Building.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Some plants will be purchased as liners, others grown from seed<br />Agropyronsmithii– western wheatgrass<br />Boutelouagraciis– blue grama<br />Oryzopsishymenoides– Indian rice grass<br />Schizachyriumscoparium – little bluestem<br />Antennariaanaphaloides - pussytoes<br />Eriogonumumbellatum– wild buckwheat<br />Oenotheracaespitosa– evening primrose<br />Sphaeralceacoccinia– scarlet globemallow<br />Coryphanthavivipara– pincushion cactus<br />Sedum lanceolatum– stonecrop<br />Yucca glauca– yucca<br />Cercocarpusintricatus– mountain mahogany<br />Krascheninikovialanata – winterfat<br />And many more…<br />The list as liners includes<br /><ul><li>Grasses
  5. 5. Forbs
  6. 6. Succulents
  7. 7. Shrubs </li></ul>4<br />
  8. 8. These most likely to be grown from seeds<br />Aquilegia laramiensis<br />Arctostaphyloscoloradensis<br />Arenariahookeri<br />Artemisia pedatifida<br />Artemisia spinescens<br />Astragalusalpinus<br />Calochortusnuttallii<br />Campanula rotundifolia<br />Delphinium geyeri<br />Dodecatheonjeffreyi<br />Drabaoligosperma<br />Erigeron pinnatisectus<br />Eriogonumovalifolium<br />Hymenoxysacaulis<br />Leucocrinummontanum<br />Lupinusaridus<br />Oxytropis nana<br />Penstemoneriantherus<br />Phlox hoodii<br />Physariaeburnifolia<br />Sileneacaulis<br />Townsendiahookeri<br />The four in bold are highlighted today…<br />5<br />
  9. 9. Calochortusnuttallii<br />Liliaceae family<br />Sego lily<br />Seeds require 6 weeks cold stratification<br />Cover during germination<br />Germination will take about one month after cold requirement is satisfied<br />One we’re growing is from Fremont County, Wyoming at about 6,500 feet<br />Forms bulbs<br />Campanula rotundifolia<br />Campanulaceae (Lobeliaceae) family<br />Bluebell bellflower<br />Seeds require 4 weeks cold stratification<br />Expose seeds to light during germination<br />Germination about one month after cold requirement is satisfied<br />Seed source is Gilpin County, Colorado at about 10,800 feet<br />6<br />
  10. 10. Drabaoligosperma<br />Brassicaceae family<br />Seeds require 4 weeks of cold stratification<br />Expose seeds to light for germination<br />Germination occurs about one month after cold requirement is satisfied<br />Seed source is Carbon County, Wyoming at about 7,500 feet<br />Sileneacaulis<br />Caryophyllaceae family<br />Seeds have no stratification requirement<br />Expose seeds to light for germination<br />Seeds will germinate over several weeks<br />Seed source is Albany County, Wyoming at about 10,000 feet<br />7<br />
  11. 11. Most plants to be installed in June.<br />Some of those grown from seeds will be <br />planted out in July or August.<br />8<br />
  12. 12. 3-0<br />Karen Panter<br />307-766-5117<br />kpanter@uwyo.edu<br />wyohort on <br />9<br />

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