Comprehensive reference encyclopedia about Midwestern plants for stormwater use.
Urban landscape designers, installation practitioners, and stormwater managers will find this a useful resource. Understanding plant species’ susceptibility to water-level fluctuations and landscape pollutants will enable better stormwater detention treatment and aesthetically pleasing systems.
Information on 131 plant species regarding their use in stormwater-management practices:
- habitat and range
- light exposure needs
- normal water level
- flooding/fluctuation tolerances
- general pollution sensitivities and tolerances
- design considerations
- wildlife use
- nursery stock and seed availability
- recommended planting techniques
A hydrograph is included for each species, showing the typical depth and duration of inundation that species can tolerate. Species recommendations are provided also for several stormwater best management practices, including dry detention basins or swales; rainwater gardens and similar infiltration basins; stormwater wetlands; wet swales; and filtration strips. (2003) Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Out of print in hardcover form, but the web version is updated continually.