GOLDEN ALEXANDER (Zizia aurea)
Yellow dill-like flower clusters appear in spring and attract a wide variety of insects. Golden alexander is a larval food host for the black swallowtail butterfly. The caraway-like seeds don’t fall far from the plants, so plants often occur in colonies.
Grows with wild strawberry, four-flowered yellow loosestrife, Canada goldenrod, tall meadowrue, northern bedstraw, golden ragwort, yellow stargrass, northern reed grass, sweetgrass, tufted hairgrass, field sedge and shrubby cinquefoil.
Flower Colour: yellow
Life Cycle: perennial
Sun Exposure: full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: May – June
Height: 1 – 3 ft.
Soil: medium to moist