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Zizia aptera

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Common Name:  Heart-leaf Golden Alexanders, Meadow Zizia

Full to part sun, moderately dry to dry moisture level, sandy or clay soils, pH tolerant.  1-3 feet height, blooms in spring, yellow flowers, will naturalize.

Germination Code: M/C(60), G

Native Region: East and Middle Tennessee

Showy flowers on an easy to grow plant.  Short-lived.  Member of the Parsley Family and is larval host for the Black Swallowtail butterfly.  Attracts butterflies and bees.

Heart-leaf Golden Alexanders, Meadow Zizia - Zizia aptera 2
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/
Heart-leaf Golden Alexanders, Meadow Zizia - Zizia aptera
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/