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Myth Buster:Wattles rarely cause hayfever (it is mostly grasses)
Botanical Name:Acacia implexa
synonym:   Racosperma implexum
Common Name:hickory wattle , lightwood
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Large Tree (over 6 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
5-15 m x 4-7 m
Foliage:Sickle-shaped foliage 7-20 cm x 6-25 mm, with 3 slightly raised main veins.
Flowers:Small clusters of scented cream ball-shaped flowerhead . Pods are very twisted. White seed stalks looped 1-2 times around the seed tip, December-March
Fast growing, resents pruning. Upright small tree with rough greyish bark. Windbreak, shade, taller screen. Long lived tree. Autumn flowering is a feature. Birds like the seeds and insects it attracts. Frost tolerant.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Australian Plant Society (NSW)
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  6. Australian National Botanic Garden
  7. iNaturalist
  8. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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