Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Waste places and dry hillsides.
Small to large tree, stems sparsely hairy. Leaves 2-pinnate with widely spaced, dark green pinnules. The inflorescence consists of numerous bright yellow globose heads arranged in racemes, more or less equal in length to the leaves. The seed pod is glabrous and straight, up to 100 x 8 mm.
It has been confused with A. mearnsii, but can be distinguished by the sparsely hairy stems and brighter yellow flowers. It is most similar to A. paramattense, but can be separated by the widely spaced pinnules.
July, August, September.
E. Australia, Tasmania
acacia: Derived from Greek ‘akazo’ to sharpen, meaning point; spine or thorn.