Australian Native Plants

  Acacia pravissima (Ovens Wattle)

Acacia pravissima photo
Acacia pravissima., Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT

Photograph by Donald Hobern. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Acacia pravissima photo
Acacia pravissima photographed in the Wagga Wagga suburb of Glenfield Park.

Photograph by Bidgee. 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 pravissima in Australia

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

Common Name
Ovens Wattle

Other Names
Wedge-leaved Wattle, Tumut Wattle

Ovens wattle is a shrub or tree growing 3 m to 8 m tall. The phyllodes are wedge shaped and grow to 7 cm to 12 cm long and 5 mm to 14 mm wide. Yellow flowers are produced in profusion in winter and spring. The flower heads are globular, about 5 mm in diameter. Seed pods are about 8 cm long and 8 mm wide. Seeds are dull black, oblong and about 5 mm long.

near streams, open Eucalyptus forest.

Ovens Wattle is found in south east New South Wales and eastern Victoria, in the Great Dividing Range region.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 4 - 8
Spread (m): 4 - 8
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: soils with pH less than 8
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: winter, spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed-eating birds

Common Name:Ovens Wattle

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