Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Golden Alexanders
Zizia aurea
Umbelliferae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A tea made from the root is febrifuge[222, 257]. The root is also believed to be vulnerary and hypnotic[222].

  • Edible Use

    The flowers, with the main stem removed, are a welcome addition to a tossed green salad. They are also a delicious cooked vegetable when used in a similar manner to broccoli[183].

  • Cautionary Notes

    There is a report that the root might be toxic[222].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but it is probably best sown in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Requires a moist soil and a position in full sun[200]. Suitable for the wild garden and other informal plantings as well as collections of native wild flowers[200].
Eastern N. America – Quebec to Saskatchewan and south to Texas and Florida..

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