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Connecticut Plants
Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea (L.) W.D.J. Koch
  • Family: carrot (Apiaceae)
  • Habitat: wet meadows and thickets, swamps
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: tiny, in a flat-topped cluster 2 inches across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: native
Zizia aurea (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Zizia aurea (L.) W.D.J. Koch
Zizia aurea (L.) W.D.J. Koch

The divided leaves with toothed edges help to distinguish golden alexanders from similar plants, such as heart-leaved alexanders and yellow pimpernel.