TITLE

Dakota Flora

AUTHOR(S)
Ode, Dave
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
South Dakota Conservation Digest;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 78 Issue 2, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features two plant species of the North American genus Zizia which includes the golden Alexanders and the heart-leaved Alexanders, abundant across eastern North America and south from Florida to Texas, entering South Dakota. It states that the species are easily distinguished by their basal leaves and produce umbels of bright yellow flowers that grow into fruits called schizocarps. It reports that David Mushet of the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center assigned a ranking of "C-value of eight", indicating that Zizia is a rare specie.
ACCESSION #
59978059

 

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