Acacia flavipila facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAcacia flavipila
|Occurrence data from AVH|
The spreading shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 2 metres (2 to 7 ft) and has branchlets that are densely covered in golden coloured hairs that are more white on young shoots. The branchlets also have persistent stipules that are about 1 mm (0.039 in) in length. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes have an elliptic to oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate shape and are usually inequilateral with a length of 10 to 22 mm (0.39 to 0.87 in) and a width of 3 to 9 mm (0.12 to 0.35 in) and two or three main nerves. It blooms from May to September and produces yellow flowers.
There are two recognised varieties of the species:
- Acacia flavipila var. flavipila
- Acacia flavipila var. ovalis
It is native to an area in the Wheatbelt and Goldfields-Esperance regions of Western Australia where it is commonly situated on undulating plains growing sandy or clay-loam soils. It has a scattered distribution from around Cadoux in the north west down to around Dunn Swamp about 100 km (62 mi) north of Raventhorpe in the south east.
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