Spreading Wattle - local native (Acacia genistifolia)


Other names: Acacia diffusa was an earlier name, hence the common name "Spreading Wattle".

An open prickly shrub, 1-2 m by 1-2 m. The pale flower balls are on stalks from the leaf bases. Flowering may start in December, but peak flowering time is late summer-autumn. Widespread and common.

Near Heathcote and outer Melbourne Spreading Wattle flowers in spring and has bright yellow flowers.

1: Pale flowers, Wattle Flat. 2: Leaf with a gald towards the base. Photo by Max Schlachter. wattlewattle
3: Flowers, Kalimna Castlemaine. 4. Seed pods. Parker Street east.