Australian Native Plants

  Acacia iteaphylla (Flinders Range Wattle)

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Flinders Range Wattle

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Acacia iteaphylla flowers and foliage

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Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Acacia iteaphylla in Australia

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Common Name
Flinders Range Wattle

Other Names
Port Lincoln wattle, Winter wattle, Willow-leaved wattle

Flinders Range Wattle is a medium to tall shrub with weeping habit, growing from 2 m to 5 m tall. The grey-green phyllodes are long and thin growing up to 10 cm long, with a prominent vein along them. New growth has reddish pink tips. It produces yellow flowers from late autumn to early spring, from March to September. The flowers are produced in small spherical flower heads are up to 8 mm in diameter from the phyllode axils. The seed pods are light brown, flat, leathery in texture, and grow 5 cm to 13 cm long and about 1 cm wide. The black seeds are elliptical and about 6 mm long.

rocky hillsides, rocky creek beds, forest

Flinders Range Wattle is native to the Flinders Range and surrounding areas of South Australia. It is an invasive species that is now found in part of New South Wales, western Victoria, south west Western Australia.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 3 - 5
Spread (m): 3 - 6
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 200
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: autumn, winter

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed-eating birds

Common Name:Flinders Range Wattle

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