Australian Native Plants

  Acacia beckleri (Barrier Range Wattle)

Acacia beckleri photo
Acacia beckleri flowers, Maranoa gardens, Balwyn in Melbourne

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


distribution map showing range of Acacia beckleri in Australia

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

Common Name
Barrier Range Wattle

The Barrier Range Wattle is a sprawling shrub growing from 1 m to 3 m in height. The stems and branches are reddish brown. The green or pale green phyllodes are long narrow elliptical in shape growing about 6 cm to 20 cm long. It flowers in winter, producing globular clusters of bright yellow flowers. There are 50 or more individual flowers with a diameter of 8 mm to 15 mm in each cluster. The seed pods are straight and flat growing about 5 cm to 13 cm long and about 5 mm wide.

The Barrier Range Wattle is found on rocky ridges and hillsides in shrubland, and on sandy soil in mulga country.

It is found in western New South Wales and southern South Australia. It was originally found around the Barrier Range near Broken Hill in western New South Wales.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 1m - 3m
Spread: 2m - 5m

scarified seed

Common Name:Barrier Range Wattle

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  Acacia acinacea
  Acacia acradenia
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  Acacia brachystachya
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  Acacia caesiella
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