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A wetland species, Golden Alexander's is often found in floodplains. Attracts pollinators.

A wetland species, Golden Alexander's is often found in floodplains. Attracts pollinators. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 15 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Zizia aureus

Golden Alexander's

A member of the carrot family, Zizia aureus has clusters of tiny yellow flowers, giving the naturalized garden great color in early spring. It is often seen in flood plains and wooded bottom lands.

Easy to grow, zizia likes moist to wet soils in full sun to part shade.

An important plant to wildlife, a number of short-tongued insects feed on the nectar from the flowers and black swallowtail caterpillars enjoy the leaves.

 


Height:

1-3 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

6-9

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Zizia aureus Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Wet

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Cut Flower

Flowering Months

  • June
  • May

Foliage Color

  • Green

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ZIAU