Zizia aptera

Zizia aptera


Heart Leaf Golden Alexander Categories: ,


Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium) – Xeric (Dry). Drought tolerant.
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 1-3 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: May – June

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Heart-leaved Golden Alexander is an excellent choice for upland shoreline restoration. It is very similar to Z. aurea, but has bold heart-shaped basal leaves.

Native Range: Native to Appalachia, the Upper Midwest and the Northwest. Native throughout the state of Minnesota.

Pollinators: Specialist bees and beneficial insects. It is a host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly.

Flowers: The flowers appear in flat clusters about 2″ wide.

Leaves: The basal leaves are simple and heart-shaped, while the upper leaves are divided with 3-7 pointed, toothed leaflets, about 1-2″ long.

Name: The genus Zizia is named after German botanist Johann Baptist Ziz. “Alexander” refers to a similar European plant.

Other Names: Meadow Zizia

More information: USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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