Zizia aptera (Heart-leaved Alexanders) - photos and description

Zizia aptera

Zizia aptera

Zizia aptera
Stem leaf in above photo

Zizia aptera
Basal leaf

General: Erect plant with glabrous, shiny foliage.

Flowers: Umbels of bright yellow, tiny flowers appear in May.

Leaves: Leaves serrate. Stem leaves consist of three ovate lobes, stem leaf in above photo was 10 cm long with petiole. Basal leaves are cordate, basal leaf in above photo was 8 cm long with petiole, and 3.5 cm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 60 cm, we measured plants to 30 cm tall.

Habitat: Moist meadows, prairie, and edges of aspen woods.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Photos taken May 27th, moist meadow in aspen woods, about 70 km east of Regina, SK, and prairie roadside, about 70 km east of our home in Regina, SK.