MURRAY'S WATTLE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Sandplain Wattle, Fire Wattle, Colony Wattle, Powder Bark Wattle
Murray's Wattle is a tall shrub or small tree, growing up 8 m in height. The plants often sucker and form colonies. The phyllodes are grey or pale green, long and narrow, growing from 5 cm to 12 cm long and 2 mm to 8 mm wide. The flowers are bright yellow, appearing in spring from September to November. The flowers are produced in clusters of 2 to 10 globular flower heads. Each flower head is about 8 mm in diameter. The seed pods are flat and papery, growing up to 8 cm long and 1 cm wide.
mulga country, spinifex country, sand ridges, along streams,
Murray's Wattle is found throughout Australia's arid zone in all mainland states except Victoria.
Height (m): 2 - 6
Spread (m): 2 - 7
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)
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds
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