Australian Native Plants

  Acacia chrysocephala (Acacia chrysocephala)

Acacia chrysocephala photo
Acacia chrysocephala

Photograph by Kevin Thiele from Perth. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)


distribution map showing range of Acacia chrysocephala in Australia

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

Common Name
Acacia chrysocephala

Acacia chrysocephala is a bushy, compact dwarf shrub that grows from 0.2 m to 1 m tall. The phyllodes are triangular in shape, with apex adjoining stem, and grow to about 12 mm long and 10 mm wide. It flowers from May to October and produces yellow flowers. The globular flower heads are produced at the leaf axils, with two to four flowers on each flower head. The seed pods are slightly curved and up to 3 cm long and up to 1 cm wide. The seeds are shiny brown, oblong, and up to 10 mm long.

The shrub grows in sandy or clay soils . It is found in Eucalyptus woodlands and forests, mallee scrub and sometimes low heath.

Acacia chrysocephala is native to south western area of Western Australia

Growth Characteristics
Height: 0.3m - 1m
Spread: 1m - 3m

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed-eating birds

Common Name:Acacia chrysocephala

Relatives in same Genus
  Acacia acanthoclada
  Acacia acinacea
  Acacia acradenia
  Acacia aculeatissima
  Acacia alata
  Acacia amblygona
  Acacia amoena
  Acacia aneura
  Acacia aulacocarpa
  Acacia auriculiformis
  Acacia baileyana
  Acacia beckleri
  Acacia boormanii
  Acacia brachybotrya
  Acacia brachystachya
  Acacia buxifolia
  Acacia caesiella
  Acacia calamifolia
  Acacia cardiophylla
  Acacia cognata
  Acacia colei
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