Welcome to The Battery Plant Database, where you can learn about the hundreds of species planted at The Battery. On this site, there is information about the colors and native ranges of our plants, bloom dates, light and moisture requirements, plus much, much more. On behalf of all our gardeners and staff, we encourage you to explore and be inspired by the gardens at The Battery.

Plant Spotlight

Golden alexanders Detail

Zizia aurea

Golden alexanders

Yellow flowering member of the parsley family blooms in April. The inflorescence is a compound umbel. Each umbel consists of about 12 umbelletes.The central flower of each umbellet has a short petiol. The achenes are winged. The compound leaves of this perennial are trifoliate. Reseeds robustly.

Colors: Yellow

Garden(s): Bosque, Gardens of Remembrance

Family: Apiaceae

Origin of Species: North America

Blooms: April

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  • Chelone glabra; White turtlehead

    Chelone glabra

    White turtlehead

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