Zizia aptera

Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip

  • Great early nectar source for native insects
  • Showy flowers make excellent cut and dried flowers
  • Thrives in dry soils and sun
  • Tolerates partial shade and moist soils well
  • No serious insect or disease problems

Glossy heart-shaped leaves form a tight basal mound that serves as the backdrop for stems loaded with flattop clusters of tiny yellow flowers starting in early May. Perfect for grouping and naturalizing in sunny to part shade areas with magnetic butterfly appeal.

Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Partial Shade
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Characteristics and Attributes