Acacia pravissima F.Muell.

Ovens Wattle

Shrub or small straggly tree. Phyllodes green, more or less triangular, about 1 cm long, with 2 main veins; gland in the middle of the margin between 'corners'. Flower heads round, bright yellow, in racemes. Fruit pod straight and flat, 3-6 cm long.

A variegated form is also available.

A. amblygona Benth., Fan Wattle, from NSW and Qld has long-pointed phyllodes with equally prominent longitudinal veins and flowers in globular heads; A. bidentata Benth. from WA is a prostrate or small, densely branched shrub; A. buxifolia A. Cunn., Box-leaf Wattle, from Qld, NSWand Vic has Buxus-like phyllodes about 2.5 cm long with 1-2 glands on the upper margin; A. uncinata Lindl.,Weeping Wattle, from Qld and NSW has ovate-lanceolate phyllodes to 2.5 cm long that are usually wavy-edged with thick margins, and a broad, flat to wavy-edged fruit pod.

Vic, NSW.

Similar to the shrub A. cultriformis which, however, generally (not always) has bluer leaves with one main vein, the gland at the 'corner' and phyllodes more than 1 cm long.

VIC: Balwyn (Maranoa Gds).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Mimosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Acacia pravissima 'Golden Carpet'

Low-growing, spreading to 5 m or so wide.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Acacia Mill.