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Zizia aptera (A. Gray) Fernald. Heartleaf Golden-Alexanders. Phen: Apr-May; Jul-Aug. Hab: Prairies, moist forests, forest openings, open woodlands, and woodland edges. Dist: NY west to BC, south to GA, Panhandle FL, AR, OK, CO, UT, and OR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Ar, F, Fl7, G, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, MC, Mi, Mo2, NE, NY, Ok, Pa, RAB, Tat, Tn, Va, W, WH3, WV, Cooperrider (1985); = Zizia cordata W.D.J.Koch ex DC. – S; > Zizia aptera (A.Gray) Fernald var. aptera – C

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 7

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