GREY MULGA FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The Grey Mulga is a dense, spreading, rounded shrub growing from 1 m to 3 m tall. The phyllodes are grey-green and flat with a length of about 3.5 cm and width of 1.5 cm. It blooms in winter and spring between July and November. The flowers are produced in clusters of two to five spherical bright yellow flower-heads from the leaf axils. The seed pods are dark brown, straight to slightly curved, about 7 cm long and 6 mm wide. The seeds are dark brown to black and are around 7 mm long and of 4 mm wide.
grows in a variety of soils, and is often found in mallee habitat.
The Grey Mulga is found in south eastern Australia, mainly in southern South Australia, northern parts of Victoria and central and western parts of New South Wales
Height (m): 2 - 4
Spread (m): 1.5 - 4
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 250
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds
|Common Name:||Grey Mulga|
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