Australian Native Plants

  Acacia farinosa (Mealie Wattle)

Acacia farinosa photo
Acacia farinosa

Photograph by Mark Marathon. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Growth Characteristics information is sourced from: State Flora Catalog, Government of South Australia Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.


distribution map showing range of Acacia farinosa in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

Common Name
Mealie Wattle

The Mealy Wattle is a dense rounded shrub that grows from 1 m to 2 m tall. The phyllodes are long and narrow with the widest portion near the tip, growing from 2 cm to 7 cm long and 2 mm to 6 mm wide. It produces globular flower heads of yellow flowers in winter and spring from July to November. The seed pods are curled and twisted pods growing up to 6 cm long and about 2mm to 3mm wide. The black seeds are elliptical and about 4 mm long.

shrubland and woodland in sand and loam soils

South Australia and Victoria

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 1 - 2
Spread (m): 2 - 4
Soil Texture: sand, loam, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 350
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts birds

Common Name:Mealie Wattle

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