BGC Green Roof is a Summertime Native Seed Supply Source!

Green Roof Seed Heads – Gaillardia spp.

There are so many native wildflower, food and flower seeds on the Breaking Ground Green Roof right now.  The long, hot summer days send cues to the plant’s biological processes, telling them it is time to set seed and prepare for the cooler fall months.

Seeds possess a beauty in their own right, one in stark contrast to the multicolored flower petals of spring.

But along with the darker seed heads, a new array of late summer and fall wildflowers will soon be showing themselves on the green roof.

Catherine is planning an educational rooftop ‘seed-collecting’ experience for home schoolers later this month.  We are excited about sharing seed collecting and preserving techniques with the students.  Look for a video also.




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