Heartleaf Meadow Parsnip

Zizia aptera

  • Heartleaf meadow parsnip is a less commonly found version of golden Alexander, Zizia aurea.
  • The lacy, flat-topped yellow flowers sit atop two-foot stems in mid-spring.
  • It is distinguished from golden Alexanders by the heart-shaped, toothed basal leaves.
  • This species is native to central and northern North America, in meadows and rocky soils.
  • Best in sun/ pt.shade in medium – dry soils. .

Height: 1-3 ft
Spread: 18-24 in
Zone: 3-8
Color: Yellow

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Characteristics & Attributes

Foliage Color:

» Dark Green


» Sun/ Part Shade


» Clump forming
» Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

» Fall
» Spring
» Summer