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Golden Alexandes
Scientific Name: Zizia aurea (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Synonym: Smyrnium aureum
Family: Apiaceae
Golden Alexandes (Zizia  aurea)
Zizia aurea at the Chicago Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Light shade to part sun

Origin: Eastern North America from Canada to Georgia and Texas

Growth Habits: Perennial, 12 inches to 30 inches tall (30 cm-75 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water


The genus Zizia is named after Johann Baptist Ziz, a german botanist of the late 18th and early 19th century.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 641. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, in inflorescences 2 inches wide (5 cm), in late spring to early summer.

Fruiting Habits:

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