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Zizia aurea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Zizia

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Zizia is a genus of flowering plants in the parsley family, Apiaceae. It was named after Johann Baptist Ziz (1779–1829), a German botanist from the Rhineland.[2] It is native to North America.[2]

Like most other plants in the family, these produce umbels of flowers.[3]

Species include:[4]


  1. ^ Zizia W.D.J.Koch. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).
  2. ^ a b Ovalleaf Golden Alexanders (Zizea aptera). Native Wildflowers of the North Dakota Grasslands. Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. USGS.
  3. ^ Genus of the Month: Zizia. Kesseli Lab, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
  4. ^ Zizia. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).