OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Zizia aptera   FAMILY Apiaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zizia aptera   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Zizia aptera

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-14-001:

Zizia aptera   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Zizia cordata

 

COMMON NAME:
Heartleaf Golden-Alexanders, Heartleaf Alexanders


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image of Zizia aptera, Heartleaf Golden-Alexanders, Heartleaf Alexanders

JK Marlow    jkm190413_7288

April    Rabun County    GA

Each umbellet's central flwr staminate & pedicelled, or pistillate & sessile, per Weakley's Flora (2018).

image of Zizia aptera, Heartleaf Golden-Alexanders, Heartleaf Alexanders

JK Marlow    jkm190413_7290

April    Rabun County    GA

Basal leaves simple, long-petioled, w cordate base; stem lvs 1- or 2-ternate, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).

image of Zizia aptera, Heartleaf Golden-Alexanders, Heartleaf Alexanders

JK Marlow    jkm190413_7301

April    Rabun County    GA

image of Zizia aptera, Heartleaf Golden-Alexanders, Heartleaf Alexanders

JK Marlow    jkm120505_958

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Zizia aptera   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zizia aptera   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Zizia aptera

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-14-001:
Zizia aptera   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Zizia cordata

 

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2813

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Prairies, moist forests, forest openings, open woodlands, and woodland edges, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in Carolina Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

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LEAVES:
Basal leaves simple (rarely 3-parted or divided); middle & upper stem leaves 3-foliolate
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Golden yellow
5-merous
Inferior ovary

Compound umbel with 7-15 rays

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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