Acacia saligna (Labill.) H.Wendl.

Golden Wreath Wattle

A fast growing shrub to small tree 4-8 m tall, trunk dividing just above the ground. Bark smooth, reddish to grey. Phyllodes linear to lanceolate, 10-25 cm long, 0.5-5 cm wide, sometimes sickle-shaped, tapering gradually at each end, often glaucous at first, gland at the base. Flower heads globular, deep yellow to almost orange, in clusters in the leaf axils; mostly late spring. Fruit pods 6-12 cm long, 5-6 mm wide, slightly constricted around the seed.

Grows well in sand and near the coast, thus useful for soil stabilisation but has the potential to become weedy.


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