"Heartleaf Alexanders, Heart-leaved Meadow Parsnip"
Zizea named in honor of German botanist, Johann Baptist Ziz and aptera from the Latin word for "having no wings".
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna|
|Soil Moisture||Mesic, Dry Mesic|
|Max Height||2 feet|
|Germ Code||M,C(120), G|
|Seeds Per Ounce||12,000|
Grows from 1 to 3 feet tall with umbels of tiny, yellow flowers blooming from April through June. Similar to Z. aurea, but basal leaves are undivided and heart-shaped at base. Prefers drier prairies than Z. aurea.
"Although Z. aurea saw some medicinal uses, there are no uses cited for Z. aptera.
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown