WITCHETTY BUSH FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Wanderrie wattle, Granite wattle
Witchetty Bush is a spreading shrub or tree growing to a height of 1m to 5 m tall, but can grow taller in good conditions. The bark is grey or brown and furrowed. The phyllodes are bright green, grey-green or blue-green in colour, long and narrow elliptical in shape, growing up to 9 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. Flowering may take place from March to September. The yellow flowers are produced in cylindrical clusters 1cm to 2 cm long. The seed pods are papery in texture and about 7 cm long and 1.5 cm wide.
Australian Aboriginals obtain Witchetty grubs from the roots. The bush also provides edible gum and seeds.
rocky hillsides, sandy plains, mulga woodland
Witchetty Bush is found in arid and semi-arid inland areas of South Australia, Northern Territory , Queensland, Western Australia
Height: 1m - 5m
Spread: 2m - 3m
attracts seed-eating birds
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