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