Vascular – Exotic
Trees & Shrubs - Dicotyledons
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
A plant of riverbed habitats and waste places. Prefers relatively high fertility and light.
Shrub to large tree with ribbed twigs. Leaves 2-pinnate, alternate and glaucous. Inflorescence consists of numerous many-flowered, medium yellow, globose heads arranged in axillary racemes nearly equal to the leaves. Pod glabrous, usually straight, up to 100 x 12 mm.
Can easily be distinguished from all other bipinnate naturalised wattles by the large glaucous leaves.
July, August, September
acacia: Derived from Greek ‘akazo’ to sharpen, meaning point; spine or thorn.