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Golden Alexanders

Species

Common Name Golden Alexanders

Latin Name: Zizia aurea

[Pronounced: "ZIZZ-ee-ah AHR-ee-ah"]

Type of Plant: Prairie Forb ("wildflower")


Identification Helps: Compound leaves, yellow domed flower clusters. The central flower of each cluster lacks a stalk.


Similar Species: Zizia aptera, Heart-leaved Meadow Parsnip, is similar in color and form, but the central flower in each cluster has a stalk. Z. aptera occurs in dry prairies.


Preferred Growing Conditions in the Wild: Golden Alexanders grows in wet or moist soils.


Seasons of Growth and Bloom: The species blooms from late May through early July.


Natural Distribution in Ohio: Ohio Spiderwort grows frequently in wet prairies in all Ohio prairie regions.


Description and General Information: This yellow-flowered forb is easily re-identified, once seen. I looks a bit like a small, yellow Queen Anne's Lace. It grows as tall at 3 ft, but is usually smaller.