DEVELOPMENT OF GROUND COVERS FOR HIGHWAY SLOPES

RESULTS OF A SEVEN YEAR STUDY CONDUCTED TO TEST AND IDENTI FY SPECIES OF WOODY AND HERBACEOUS PLANTS MOST USEFUL FOR GROUND COVER PURPOSES IN THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA ARE DESCRIBED. NINE SPECIES, INCLUDING BEARBERRY, CROWNVETCH, AND DAYLILY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR GENERAL USE. MANY MORE PLANTS ARE LISTED IN TABULATIONS TITLED, "PLANTS RECOMMENDED FOR LIMITED USE" AND "PLANTS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MINNESOTA ROADSIDES." IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTICS CONCERNING CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS, APPEARANCE, AND ADAPTABILITY FACTORS ARE LISTED FOR EACH SPECIES. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55455

    Minnesota Department of Highways

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    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, A G
    • White, D B
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1971 12:00AM