Zizia aptera
(meadow parsnip, heart-leaved alexanders)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

Z. aurea (golden alexander) adapted to sun and part shade; grows in small colonies; compound leaves with toothed leaflets and tiny yellow flowers; workhorse plant for some gardens

Height: 12 – 24 inches


Spread:  18 inches


Location: Sides


Native Status: IA, SD


Comments & Cautions:
tends to be short-lived; foliage declines in summer


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

upright, mounded

Foliage

heart-shaped basal leaves, divided stem leaves

Flowers

tiny yellow flowers in flat-topped clusters resembling carrot flowers on tall stems; May

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