MWS Linear, MWS Downspout and WetlandMod | Plant Selections
Abundant plants, trees, and grasses bring value and an aesthetic benefit to any urban setting, but those in the MWS Linear do even more – they increase pollutant removal. What’s not seen, but very important, is that below grade the stormwater runoff/flow is being subjected to nature’s secret weapon: a dynamic physical, chemical, and biological process working to break down and remove non point source pollutants.
The flow rate is controlled in the MWS Linear, giving the plants more “contact time” so that pollutants are more successfully decomposed, volatilized and incorporated into the biomass of The MWS Linear’s micro/macro flora and fauna. A wide range of plants are suitable for use in the MWS Linear, but selections vary by location and climate. View suitable plants by selecting the list relative to your project location’s hardy zone.
Plant Lists By Hardy Zone
Average Annual Minimum Temperature
Table & Map
Most Commonly Used Plants
We recommend plants that have deep roots and are adapted to course soil textures, so we have compiled this “most commonly used” species list for your convenience.
Western Giant Hyssop
Side Oats Grama