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Zizia trifoliata (Meadow alexanders)
Brundage, Stephanie

Zizia trifoliata

Zizia trifoliata (Michx.) Fernald

Meadow Alexanders

Apiaceae (Carrot Family)

Synonym(s): Zizia arenicola, Zizia bebbii, Zizia latifolia


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Crenate , Serrate
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , DC , FL , GA , KY , MD , NC , SC , TN , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-12-12
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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