Stantec Green Roof – Edmonton – Wildflowers and Bees

Aug 19, 2010

Deep in the heart of downtown Edmonton is a wonderful green roof atop the offices of Stantec. I was fortunate to visit this green roof during my speaker/lecture tour of Alberta back in June. The green roof could be considered a green roof designed for native biodiversity. Much of the planting is native and, certainly when I was there, there was a lot of bee activity.

Amongst the flowers I managed to identify were Brown-eyed susan, Nodding onion, Showy aster, Yellow beardtongue and Smooth blue aster.

The bees seemed particularly attractive to two other plants. Two-grooved milk vetch and a Richardson’s Alumroot.

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