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Taenidia integerrima (Zizia integerrima)

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Common Name: Yellow Pimpernel

Full sun to light shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, prefers poor soil — clay, rocky or sandy, prefers alkaline pH.  1-3 feet height, blooms late spring to early summer, yellow flowers.

Germination Code:  C(60) or M

Native Region:  Middle and East Tennessee

A fine-textured plant with clusters of tiny yellow flowers and foliage that smells like celery when crushed. Member of the Carrot Family.  Easy to grow but rarely seen in cultivation.  Prefers part shade and dry conditions. Good rock garden plant. Native to rocky slopes, hillsides, open woods, thickets, prairies and bluff ledges. Its flowers attract many beneficial insects, including bees.  Larval food for the Black Swallowtail butterfly.

Yellow Pimpernel - Taenidia integerrima (Zizia integerrima) 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/