Cumberland Hall on the UM campus covers 65 percent
roof surface with approximately 6,000 square feet of plantings; the green
roof on the renovated Denton Dining Hall contributed to its LEED silver
certification; and two green roofs on the Adele H. Stamp Student Union
insulate the building from heat, cold, and sound, absorb water and air
pollution, extend the life of the roof by protecting it from the elements,
and provide a habitat for birds and insects.
A sedum native to Maryland, Sedum ternatum, or wild stonecrop,
prefers shade and thrives in the Maryland Native Shade Garden on campus. It
is a common plant in the Piedmont and Mountain zones of Maryland, and
produces tiny sprays of brilliant, star-like, white flowers.