BLACK WATTLE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Black Wattle is a spreading shrub or erect tree growing about 8 m to 10 m or more. The bark is grey, becoming black and fissured with age. New growth foliage has yellow or greenish yellow tips. The dark green leaves are bipinnate (fern-like). Black Wattle flowers in autumns and winter between October and December. The flowers are cream or pale yellow, fragrant and occur in spherical flower heads. The seed pods are straight to curved, growing 3 cm to 10 cm long and about 5 mm to 8 mm wide.
In its natural range it grows in woodland, forests. In areas where it has been introduced it also grows in disturbed areas, grasslands, along waterways and in urban areas.
Black Wattle is native to south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. It has been introduced to North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Pacific and Indian Ocean islands, Africa, and New Zealand.
Height: 8m - 15m
Spread: 6m - 10m
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds
|Common Name:||Black Wattle|
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