NCBG Seeds Common Golden Alexanders
Flowering here in North Carolina from April through May, Golden Alexanders bring a deep yellow to our gardens and are a favorite food for the Black Swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. The flowers are attractive to many kinds of insects seeking pollen or nectar. The preference is full to partial sun, although light shade under trees is tolerated. The soil should be moist and loamy, and can contain some rocky material. Habitats include openings in moist to mesic woodlands, often in areas along woodland paths. It adapts readily to habitat restorations as it naturalizes easily. 2012 NC Wildflower of the Year.