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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Myth Buster:Wattles rarely cause hayfever (it is mostly grasses)
Botanical Name:Acacia aculeatissima
2 synonyms:   Acacia tenuifolia , Racosperma aculeatissimum
Common Name:snake wattle , thin-leaf wattle
Status:DISABLED: Unavailable for now & possibly forever
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Partial Shade
Clay, Dry, Well Drained
60 cm x 2 m
Foliage:Fine prickly foliage 5-12 mm x 0.5-1 mm with 4 veins, often bent downwards.
Flowers:Bright lemon-yellow balls, August-November

Low open spreading subshrub, stems ribbed, covered in short stiff hairs. Birds like the seeds and insects it attracts. Found in well drained clay soils in rocky areas of Eucalypt woodland and open forest with semi shade.

An attractive groundcover for drier shady gardens or planting under established trees. Tolerates dry periods once established. Prune annually.

  1. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  4. iNaturalist
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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