Australian Native Plants

  Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle)


Acacia pycnantha photo
Acacia pycnantha (Golden Wattle), Burnley Gardens, Victoria, Australia.

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




GOLDEN WATTLE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Acacia pycnantha in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Golden Wattle

Description
The Golden Wattle is an upright shrub or small tree with profuse clusters of golden yellow ball shaped flowers in wintewr and spring.

Height
3m - 10m

Spread
2m - 6m

Propagation
scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts insect eating birds, butterflies, also food source for caterpillars

Distribution
New South Wales, Victoria., South Australia,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Mimosaceae
Genus:Acacia
Species:pycnantha
Common Name:Golden Wattle


Relatives in same Genus
  Acacia acanthoclada
  Acacia denticulosa
  Acacia fimbriata
  Acacia glaucoptera
  Acacia nigricans
  Acacia pendula
  Acacia restiacea
  Acacia tetragonophylla