Acacia glaucoptera - Flat Wattle

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: glaucoptera
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

Acacias come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Acacia glaucoptera - Flat Wattle is one of the more unusual wattles. It can be found in coastal and inland mallee regions from Albany to Israelite Bay. It prefers the heavier well-drained, non-calcareous sandy loams, often on hillsides or around winter-wet depressions. It is a small semi upright shrub with flat green/grey foliage "wings" spreading from the central stem. Spherical flower heads on long stalks extend at right angles from the stems. Each flower head is made up of many tiny individual flowers. New growth is tinged red.

Flowering start in August.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow.

References

http://esperancewildflowers.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Fabaceae%20-%20Acacia

Created: 23 Aug 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 31 Aug 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

ESP - Esperance Plains

Specifics

Fitzgerald River NP, WA

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