Parramatta green wattle
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Waste places, riverbeds, dry hillsides
Shrub to small tree with angled twigs. Leaves 2-pinnate, pinnae in 8-12 pairs, pinnules close set, dark green and in 20-40 pairs. Inflorescence of numerous pale yellow globbose heads arranged in racemes. Seed pod straight, up to 120 x 7 mm.
A. parramatensis is often confused with A. decurrens, but may be distinguished by the closer set pinnules and the later flowering time. The sparsely hairy twigs separates A. parramatensis from A. mearnsii.
November, December, January, February, March, April
acacia: Derived from Greek ‘akazo’ to sharpen, meaning point; spine or thorn.