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Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea) Other common names: Golden Meadow Parsnip

Other scientific names: Smyrnium aureum, Thaspium aureum

French names: Zizia doré

Family: Parsley Family (Apiaceae)

Flowers: Summer;  Yellow;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate

Height: 60-90 cm (23-35 in)

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas, Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 226   

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: aurea: golden

Photographs: 140 photographs available, of which 2 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)

Golden Alexanders flower head.

Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)
Photograph by Graham Buck

Range map for Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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