Varnish Wattle - local native (Acacia verniciflua)

A shrub. The dark green leaves have two main veins. The young leaves are varnished and sticky. Flowers are in spring. The flower balls are on stalks from the leaf bases.
Uncommon near Castlemaine. Scattered to abundant on Mt Tarrengower and Nuggetty Range. Landcare planting is increasing the local abundance of this wattle.

Varnish Wattle has a wide distribution. There is much variation in the leaf size over its range.

1: Landcare planting, Chinamans Point. 2: Varnish Wattle, Chiltern. 3: Black Hill, Kyneton. 4: Varnish Wattle. Warby Ranges. wattlewattle