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What's flowering in the park

Acacia decurrens

Sydney Green Wattle, Book-kerriking 

Family: Mimosaceae

Acacia decurrens is a feathery-leafed wattle which grows into a well-shaped tree up to about 14 m. Widespread, it grows in open forest on sandstone and shale.

Acacia decurrens is similar to many others in the area. Distinguishing features are its bright yellow flowers, and its flowering time, July - September, the angular ridges on the branchlets and branches, and (with a hand lens) by its hairless leaves which are more widely spaced than other similar species.

The sap was used by Aboriginal people as a relish, and in the early colonial days for tanning.

Acacia decurrens flowers from July to September.

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Acacia decurrens - Sydney Green Wattle, Book-kerriking