Golden Alexander’s (Zizia aurea) umbrella shaped clusters of tiny sunshine yellow flowers have been lighting up my shade garden for weeks, and will continue for a while longer.
Like so many plants, Golden Alexander responded to the unusually warm winter and early spring temperatures by blooming a few weeks earlier than normal. When the flowers are pollinated, dry fruit capsules replace them, an attractive feature for many weeks to come. Golden Alexander’s rich green foliage is visible for much of the year. Continue reading