Zizia aptera
(Heart-Leaf Alexander)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Heart-Leaf Alexander, Heart-Leaf Alexanders, Meadow Zizia, Heart-Leaf Meadow Parsnip, Heart-Leaved Alexander, Heart-Leaved Alexanders
    Synonyms: Zizia cordata
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 3 - 8
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - June
    Status: Native

Zizia aptera, or Heart-Leaf Alexander, is native to most of the eastern half of the United States, and can also be found in the northern half of the Western US. It is a perennial that grows in moist or dry areas, usually in open woods, prairies, meadows, on woodland edges, and along roadsides and railroads. It blooms in mid to late spring with umbels of small yellow flowers.

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