Gold-dust Wattle - local native (Acacia acinacea)


Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

Gold-dust Wattle is usually a low shrub mostly under 50cm but some forms grow to head height, particularly in well-watered fertile soil.

The leaves are sometimes almost round, but more often curved, narrowing to the base. It is very common, and it is present in most patches of the Castlemaine-Maldon-Chewton forests.

It flowers in mid to late spring. It is usually one of the last of the spring-flowering wattles to flower.


1: Garden specimen. The plant grew higher than most bushland Gold-dust Wattles. 2, 3: Kalimna Reserve. 4. Mt Alexander Golf Links.