Zizia aptera
Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip

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Butterfly FriendlyRain GardenPart Shade
Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip
Zizia aptera

Glossy heart-shaped leaves form a tight basal mound that serves as the backdrop for stems loaded with flattop clusters of tiny yellow flowers starting in early May. Perfect for grouping and naturalizing in sunny to part shade areas with magnetic butterfly appeal.

Deep yellow flowers attract butterflies
Perfect for a rain garden, will naturalize
Can be used as a cut flower
Attracts many beneficial insects
Host plant for Missouri woodland swallowtail butterfly
Easy to grow, low maintenance

Native Range

Wooded glades and prairies from Connecticut west to Washington State and south to Utah, Mississippi, and Florida

Interesting Facts

The Black Swallowtail Butterfly relies on Heart Leafed Meadow Parsnip as a food source in its caterpillar stage of life. They tend to feed on the foliage while native bees and beetles find the nectar and pollen a great source of energy.


Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.

Mature Size: 18-24in. Tall x 8-12in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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