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Zizia aptera (Meadow zizia)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Zizia aptera

Zizia aptera (A. Gray) Fernald

Meadow zizia, Heartleaf Alexanders, Meadow parsnip, Zizia

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Synonym(s): Zizia aptera var. occidentalis, Zizia cordata

USDA Symbol: ZIAP

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

A short-lived, branching perennial with reddish stems, heart-shaped basal leaves and ternately divided stem leaves. Tiny, yellow flowers in clusters, gather into large, flat-topped flower heads. The 1-3 ft. tall plants may occur singly or in clumps.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KY , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NJ , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , UT , VA , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , MB , SK
Native Distribution: NY to OH, WI, Man. & e. B.C., s. to GA, AR, n.e. NV & n.w. OR
Native Habitat: Moist prairies; open woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, sandy or sandy-clay soils.
Conditions Comments: Tolerant of alkaline soils.

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Propagation

Description: Plant stratified seed in fall. Germination is often low and is best in cool soil. Mature plants can be divided in spring or fall.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Plant stratified seed in fall. Seeds germinate best in cool soil.
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Amandas Garden - Springwater, NY
Enchanter's Garden - Hinton, WV

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Recommended Species Lists

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Zizia aptera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Zizia aptera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zizia aptera

Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-02-19
Research By: TWC Staff

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