Golden Alexander
Photo Credit
Courtesy of Kirby Miller, North Central College.

Golden alexander

Scientific name
Zizia aurea
Also Known As
Golden zizia
Plant Family
Plant Group
Golden Alexander is a flowering perennial of the carrot family. This wildflower grows to 1 to 3 feet tall. It blooms from April through August with a delicate, yellow, umbrel-shaped flower head.
Identification Hints

Golden Alexander prefers moist soil.  Hardy in USDA zones 4-9, it can be found from New Brunswick to Saskatchewan in Canada, and south into Florida and Texas in the United States. 

Did You Know?

Golden Alexander attracts butterflies and is the larval host of the black swallowtail and Ozark swallowtail.

States
AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV