Golden Alexander

Common Name: Golden Alexander

Scientific Name: Zizia aurea

Family: Apiaceae

Habitat: Meadows, Woodlands, Thickets, Glades

Native: Yes

Life Cycle: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Height: Up to 2 feet

Light: Full to partial sun

Soil: Moist, Well drained

Pollinators: Butterflies, Bees

Description: Golden Alexander is a native perennial wildflower that can be identified by its tiny, yellow flowers and its compound, serrated green leaves. Golden Alexander can be found blooming in moist meadows, in forests, along thickets, and in glades where it prefers full to partial sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Golden Alexander is loved by many pollinators, including bees and butterflies, and can make a beautiful addition to any native wildflower garden. This photo of Golden Alexander was taken in the Woodland Garden at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.