Thin-leaf Wattle - local native (Acacia aculeatissima)


Other names: Snake Wattle (from its often prostrate habit).

Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

A small, usually low-growing shrub, or completely prostrate. The wire-like leaves are much smaller than those of Spreading Wattle, and some of the leaves point backwards. Fairly common south of Castlemaine, but occasional elsewhere e.g. Muckleford Forest and Smiths Reef Forest.

It flowers in late winter and early spring.

1, 2: Flowers. Enfield. 3: Prolific germination and flowering after a bushfire. Nener Track, Humboldt. 4: Prostrate plant. Morngag.