Zizia aptera Golden Alexander
A delightful Missouri native perennial, Golden Alexander, Zizia aptera, adorns the landscape with interesting flat-topped clusters of tiny yellow flowers in late spring to early summer. Lovely massed in open woods, prairie or native gardens. Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Although not long-lived it will self-seed. Black Swallowtail caterpillars feed on its leaves.
A featured plant of the Missouri Prairie Foundation Grow Native Pollinator Buffet program, a collection of plants that have been identified as being important to pollinators.