Australian Native Plants

  Acacia linearifolia (Stringybark Wattle)

Acacia linearifolia photo
Acacia linearifolia, commonly known as stringybark wattle

Photograph by Auckland Museum. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)


distribution map showing range of Acacia linearifolia in Australia

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

Common Name
Stringybark Wattle

Other Names
Narrow-leaved wattle

Stringybark Wattle is an erect to spreading shrub or tree growing 2 m to 6 m tall, although can reach a height of 10 m. The bark is smooth and grey or grey-grown. The phyllodes are green to grey-green in colour, long and narrow, lance shaped, growing 6 cm to 12 cm long and up to 5 mm wide. Flowering is in spring between August and October. The golden yellow flowers are produced in globular flower heads, with each flower head containing 20 to 26 individual flowers. The seed pods are reddish-brown growing of up to 12 long and about 5 mm to 7 mm wide. The seeds are shiny black and oblong with length of about 5 mm.

dry sclerophyll forest and woodland

Stringybark Wattle is native to an area in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 2m - 6m
Spread: 1.5m - 3.5m

scarified seed

Wildlife Interest
attracts seed-eating and insect-eating birds

Common Name:Stringybark Wattle

Relatives in same Genus
  Acacia acanthoclada
  Acacia acinacea
  Acacia acradenia
  Acacia aculeatissima
  Acacia alata
  Acacia amblygona
  Acacia amoena
  Acacia aneura
  Acacia aulacocarpa
  Acacia auriculiformis
  Acacia baileyana
  Acacia beckleri
  Acacia boormanii
  Acacia brachybotrya
  Acacia brachystachya
  Acacia buxifolia
  Acacia caesiella
  Acacia calamifolia
  Acacia cardiophylla
  Acacia chrysocephala
  Acacia cognata
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