HORSE MULGA FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Horse Mulga is an erect, spreading shrub that grows to about 2 m to 6 m tall. The thick phyllodes are about 7 cm to 15 cm long and about 6 mm wide, with prominent veins along their length. Yellow flowers are produced intermittently throughout the year, mainly in cooler months, and often after heavy rains. The flower-spikes are 5 mm to 30 mm long and rod-like in shape. The seed pods grow are grey up to about 13 cm long and 1 cm in diameter. The pods hang downwards in groups resembling a horse tail. The seeds are oblong in shape and about 6 mm to 12 mm long.
arid interior, rocky outcrops, mulga woodland
Horse Mulga is native to the arid interior parts of Australia. It is found in southern Queensland, western New South Wales, the southern parts of the Northern Territory, northern and central South Australia and the central and mid-west regions of Western Australia.
Height: 2m - 6m
Spread: 2m - 6m
attracts seed-eating birds
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