Dawson's wattle facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDawson's wattle
|Occurrence data from AVH|
The erect shrub typically grows to a height of 0.5 to 4 metres (2 to 13 ft), with appressed branchlets that are hairy between resinous ridges. Like most species of Acacia it has phyllodes rather than true leaves. The evergreen phyllodes are straight to slightly curved with a very narrowly elliptic to linear shape and a length of 4 to 11 cm (1.6 to 4.3 in) and a width of 2 to 5 mm (0.079 to 0.197 in) with up to ten longitudinal veins of which one or two are usually more prominent that the others. It produces golden yellow flowers that are globular in shape and are found on short racemes from the leaf axils in springtime.
It was first described in 1897 by Richard Baker.
It is native to an area down the east coast from as far north as south east Queensland, New South Wales and north east Victoria in the south. Found in open woodland and forests along the slopes and tableland areas. It is not widely cultivated but is quite hardy and suitable for a wide range of climates.
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