Australian Native Plants

  Acacia lineata (Streaked Wattle)

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Acacia lineata

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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 lineata in Australia

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Common Name
Streaked Wattle

Streaked wattle is a bushy spreading ornamental shrub that grows from 0.5 m to 2 m tall. The phyllodes are small growing to 2 cm long and about 2 mm wide, with a prominent midvein. It flowers in spring between July and October. The yellow flowers are produced in globular flower heads growing from the leaf axils, with one or two flower heads from each axil. Seed pods are curved or twisted, up to 5 cm long, and up to 4 mm wide. The oblong seeds are brown with a slight sheen.

eucalypt woodland, mallee, scrubland

Streaked Wattle is found in central and south-western New South Wales, north-west Victoria, south east Queensland , south east South Australia.

Growth Characteristics
Height (m): 0.5 - 3
Spread (m): 1 - 3
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: moderately sensitive
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 500
Flower Colour: yellow
Flower Season: spring

(source: SA State Flora Catalog)

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed-eating birds, habitat and refuge for birds

Common Name:Streaked Wattle

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