Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

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Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Zizia aurea is a native perennial wildflower growing to 3 feet or so. It prefers mesic moist areas with full sun to partial shade.

Found in prairies and moist meadows it is one of the earliest species to bloom in the spring.

Yellow umbrel flowers are attractive to a wide range of butterflies and other pollinators.

Found east of the Rocky mountains to the east coast of the United States and in eastern Canada.

What is Stratification?

Flower Color: Yellow

Height: 1 to 3 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil Hydrology: Mesic to Wet Soils

Bloom Time: April to June

Plant Type: Perennial

Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 120 Days

Attracts: Butterflies

Host Plant: Black Swallowtail