Sunday, August 21, 2011

golden zizia

Here is Zizia aurea of the family apiaceae:

This plant is native to the United States and Canada, per the USDA plants database.  This was taken on April 11, 2009 in Mule Jail.  This plant's family, apiaceae, is named for the carrot.  It is not yet documented west of the Rocky Mountains but ranges from Florida to Manitoba.  This particular plant still bore all its blooms, though I cannot tell if they are in the bud or the wilt.  Typically, Z. aurea displays bright yellow flowers.  Within this group of flowers there where a few that had the proper color but proved poor examples of the plant:

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