Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)

Carrot family (Apiaceae) | Wildflowers and Herbs plant group | Also known as Golden zizia
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Golden Alexander is a flowering perennial of the carrot family. This wildflower grows to 1 to 3 feet tall. It blooms from April through August with a delicate, yellow, umbrel-shaped flower head.

Identification Hints

Golden Alexander prefers moist soil.  Hardy in USDA zones 4-9, it can be found from New Brunswick to Saskatchewan in Canada, and south into Florida and Texas in the United States. 

Did You Know?

Golden Alexander attracts butterflies and is the larval host of the black swallowtail and Ozark swallowtail.

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