Zizia aptera

Common name: Heart-Leaved Alexanders

Native plant

Heart-Leaved Alexanders have bright yellow umbels of flowers that are 2-3 inches across.  They bloom in May and last about a month.  Unlike the more common Zizia aurea, this plant has heart-shaped, smooth basal leaves and can tolerate drier conditions.  Clumps can become quite large, and divisions in the spring can prevent overcrowding.


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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils


Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
1 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
1 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

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