Zizia aurea

Common Name: 
golden alexanders
Scientific Name: 
Zizia aurea (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Family Name: 
Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) - Carrot Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
Native perennial, reproducing by seed
upright, multiply from base, branching above, smooth and shiny
Growth Habit of Golden Alexanders
Growth Habit of Golden Alexanders
alternate, compound 2-3 times into 3 leaflets, long stalked below and almost sessile above, upper leaves 3-parted, leaflets oval to lanceolate, smooth, margins toothed
Leaves of Golden Alexanders
5-petaled, yellow, very small; umbels terminal and axillary above, umbels compound, center umbellet sessile
Flowers of Golden Alexanders
Flowers of Golden Alexanders