KANGAROO THORN FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Kangaroo Acacia, Prickly Wattle, Hedge Wattle, Paradox Acacia
Kangaroo Thorn is a large shrub or tree growing to 2 m to 4 m tall. The phyllodes are lance shaped and about 2 cm long and up to 7 mm wide. It also produces sharp spines up to 15 mm long from the phyllode axils. It usually flowers in spring between August and November, producing clusters of bright yellow flowers. The flower heads are spherical and about 12 mm in diameter. The seed pods are brown and grow 4 cm to 7 cm long. The black seeds are oblong and about 6 mm long.
woodland, open forest.
Kangaroo Thorn is found in south east South Australia, Victoria, eastern New South Wales and south east Queensland. It has become naturalised in south west Western Australia and Tasmania. It has also been introduced to other continents.
Height (m): 2 - 4
Spread (m): 3 - 4
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 300
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: spring
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
attracts seed-eating birds
|Common Name:||Kangaroo Thorn|
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