Zizia aurea

This is a beautiful native perennial in the carrot family (Apiaceae). It’s very easy to grow! They produce yellow umbel, flat topped flowers. Flowers typically bloom from April to July, with a long bloom period. Leaves are green and compound. It’s often found in open woods, edge habitats and moist prairies. It’ll readily self seed itself or plants may be divided. Flowers attract native short tongued bees. This is a host plant to the Black Swallowtail butterfly!

Sun Exposure

Full to Part Sun

Bloom Time

April to July

Soil Moisture

Moist to Medium

Plant Height

1-3 Feet

Host plant to

Black Swallowtail Butterflies