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Connecticut Plants
Heart-leaved Alexanders (Meadow Zizia)
Zizia aptera (Gray) Fern.

Heart-leaved alexanders is endangered in Connecticut.

  • Family: carrot (Apiaceae)
  • Habitat: wood edges, thickets, shores
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Flower size: tiny flowers in a flat-topped cluster 2 inches across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: May to August
  • Origin: native
Zizia aptera (Gray) Fern.
Zizia aptera (Gray) Fern.
Zizia aptera (Gray) Fern.

The basal (lowest) leaves are heart-shaped. This distinguishes heart-leaf alexanders from golden alexanders, which has divided basal leaves.