Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Southern Ironwood, Desert Ironwood, Utjanypa
Ironwood is a tree with spreading crown becomes pendulous with age. It grows from about 4 m to 15 m in height with a trunk up to 45 cm in diameter. Young plants are upright with rigid branches. The phyllodes are long and narrow, about 4 cm to 10 cm long, and 2 mm to 4 mm wide, with three prominent veins along the length. The spherical flower heads pale yellow and produced after winter rain. The seed pods are long and narrow 6 cm to 10 cm long, and about 6 mm wide.
Ironwood grows mostly in open shrubland and open woodland on sandy well drained soils.
north western parts of South Australia, southern parts of the Northern Territory and eastern parts of central Western Australia.
Height (m): 5 - 10
Spread (m): 3 - 10
Soil Texture: sand, loam
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 150
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
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