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Flinders Range Wattle
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.
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)
attracts seed-eating birds
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