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    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.
    Zones USDA 3-7
    Life Cycle perennial
    Harvest flowers can be eaten fresh in salads, stems (cooked) are an excellent vegetable
    Uses edible*(flowers), medicinal
    Notes root may be toxic, related to carrots
    Breed Status Open Pollinated
    Seeds Per Oz. ≈ 11000

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