Zizia aurea is a native flowing plant with many uses producing yellow flowers from spring to early summer. It's an important plant for many pollinators, easily self seeds, and tolerates a wide range of soil types. Not to be confused with wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) which is an invasive species in many areas.
|Habit/Size||3-4 ft. height, 2-3 ft. width|
|Germination||cold stratify (120-150 days), germ. in 30-120 days|
|Requirements||full sun to partial shade, moderate water req.|
|Harvest||flowers can be eaten fresh in salads, stems (cooked) are an excellent vegetable|
|Notes||root may be toxic, related to carrots|
|Breed Status||Open Pollinated|
|Seeds Per Oz.||≈ 11000|
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