Nodding Onion Gardens

Native Plant Nursery

Where Wildflowers Grow

Columbia Station, Ohio, USA

 

Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders


Ohio Native Plant - Natural Range 

Zizia aurea


Visit the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service website to view the natural range Golden Alexannders
leaves Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
leaves of Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Wildlife Significance - Zizia aurea

Nectar Source - For Butterflies, Soldier Beetles, large bees visit for nectar

Pollen - Native Bees - Mining Bees specialize in Golden Alexander

Host Plant - For caterpillars of Black Swallowtail, Ozark  Swallowtail and Rigid Sunflower Borer

Deer - Deer aren't crazy about this plant

Attracts
- Insects that prey on insect pests

For detailed information on Golden Alexander visit the Illinois Wildflower website
flower of Golden Alexander
Golden Alexander
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Cultivation Information 

Golden Alexander

Height - 1 - 3 ft
Flower Color - Yellow
Blooms - April - August
Sun - Sun Part shade
Soil - Moist normal

Provides - Nectar & Pollen early in the

Family –Apiaceae/Umbelliferae - Carrot family
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

Seed Provenance - Zizia aurea - Golden Alexanders

 James Town, New York, Audubon Nature Center, 2012. Nodding Onion Gardens - 2013 to Present