Golden alexandersZizia 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)
Photograph by Thomas Rosburg, Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie: The Upper Midwest, Second Edition