Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Plant of the week: Oct 13

Golden alexanders
Zizia aurea (L.) W. J. D. Koch.
other common names: golden meadow parsnip, golden zizia
Zizia: in honor of Johann Baptist Ziz, German botanist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries
Aurea: from Latin, meaning “golden”
Parsley family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)


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