Etymology: Zizia: for Johann Baptist Ziz, german botanist of late 18th and early 19th century
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall, branched, smooth forb
Leaves: basal leaves 2 times 3-parted, upper leaves mostly 3-parted; leaflets with fine, even teeth
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted; inflorescence a compound umbel, 10-18 umbellets of many, irregularly-stalked flowers, the central flower often not stalked; blooms May-July
Fruits: dry, splitting into 2 seeds, - fruit: seed:
Habitat: full sun to shade; moderate moisture to wet; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 7, Wetland Indicator = FAC+ Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"