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Acacia myrtifolia

Myrtle Wattle 

Family: Mimosaceae

This wattle belongs to a group of Acacias with 3-5 globular flower heads borne in racemes. It is commonly found in heaths on poor soils derived from sandstone. It grows up to 1.5 m high, with smooth angular branches. New growth is often red.

The tough phyllodes (leaf-like structures) are 2-5 cm long and 5-12 mm wide, usually with thickened red margins and a red stem. There is a small gland prominent on the upper edge.

The pale yellow flower heads usually begin flowering in late Winter.

Acacia myrtifolia - Myrtle Wattle

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Acacia myrtifolia - Myrtle Wattle

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