Zizia aurea - what a beautiful Latin name for a bright and beautiful flower!
"Golden Alexanders is a carefree plant which occurs naturally in small colonies on wet soils. It prefers wet sites, but is very tolerant of dry conditions in the summer. The preference is for full to partial sun, although light shade under trees is tolerated."
This flower is an important source of food for many native pollinators including being the host plant for black swallowtail butterflies!
Great addition to any native wildflower garden.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.