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ZIZIA APTERA | Heartleaf Alexanders

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Product Description

"Heartleaf Alexanders, Heart-leaved Meadow Parsnip"

Zizea named in honor of German botanist, Johann Baptist Ziz and aptera from the Latin word for "having no wings".

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Mesic, Dry Mesic
Bloom Time

Spring                              May

Bloom Color Yellow
Max Height 2 feet
Wetland Code FACU
Germ Code  M,C(120), G
Seeds Per Ounce   12,000


Grows from 1 to 3 feet tall with umbels of tiny, yellow flowers blooming from April through June. Similar to Z. aurea, but basal leaves are undivided and heart-shaped at base. Prefers drier prairies than Z. aurea.

"Although Z. aurea saw some medicinal uses, there are no uses cited for Z. aptera.

Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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