SILVER WATTLE FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Blue Wattle, Mimosa
The Silver Wattle is a tree or shrub growing up to 20 m tall or more. The leaves are fern-like (bipinnate). They are blue-green to silvery grey in colour, growing to about 12 cm or more in length and up to 11 cm wide. The individual leaflets are up to 6 mm long and 1 mm wide. The bright yellow flowers are produced in large sprays made up of numerous smaller flower heads. Each flower head may have up to about 40 individual flowers. The seed pod is flat, growing up to about 11 cm long and 14 mm wide.
Grows in open woodlands, dry sclerophyll forests , where it can be found in gullies, on slopes, creek banks and near edges of swamps.
Silver Wattle is native to eastern New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, most of Victoria and throughout Tasmania. On the mainland it is most common near the Great Dividing Range from northern New South Wales to the Grampians in western Victoria. It has also naturalised overseas in New Zealand, southern Africa, southern India, southern Europe, and south-western USA
Height: 6m - 20m
Spread: 5m - 10m
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds
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