Australian Native Plants

  Acacia acanthoclada (Harrow Wattle)


Acacia acanthoclada photo
Acacia acanthoclada, Maranoa Gardens, Balwyn, Victoria, Australia

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




HARROW WATTLE FACTS

distribution map showing range of Acacia acanthoclada in Australia

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


Common Name
Harrow Wattle

Description
The Harrow Wattle is a dense shrub with prickly foliage and greyish bark that grows to about two metres tall. The leaves or phyllodes are narrow wedge-shaped like an inverted triangle to about 5 mm long. It produces clusters of ball shaped bright yellow flowers in spring from August to October. The seed pods are brown and about 5 cm in length by 5 mm wide.

Height
0.5m - 2m

Spread
1.5m - 2m

Habitat
Acacia acanthoclada grows on sandy soil in mallee country.

Propagation
scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed eating birds

Distribution
Harrow Wattle is found in South Australia, southern half of Western Australia, north western parts of Victoria and the south west of New South Wales,

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Fabales
Family:Mimosaceae
Genus:Acacia
Species:acanthoclada
Common Name:Harrow Wattle


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