Zizia aurea Golden Alexanders
A showy yellow perennial wildflower that blooms in late spring. In summer, the seeds and foliage turn purple. Golden Alexanders will attract butterflies and other pollinators. Andrena ziziae, a species of miner bee, is reliant on this plant.
Growing 3-4' tall. One central stem and occasional lateral stems. Compound yellow flat or slightly rounded umbel flowers. Pinnately compound leaves with toothed, irregularly shaped leaflets.
Loam, some coarseness tolerated
Full sun, some light shade tolerated
Eastern half of the United States, range extending north into Canada.
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