Hakea Wattle
Structure & Leaves
Ellura
Hakea Wattle
Buds
 
    
Hakea Wattle (Acacia hakeoides)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Fabales
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)
Species: Hakea Wattle (Acacia hakeoides)
This Photo:     Early Bud

Thank you Andrew Allanson for helping with the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
We have quite a few examples were multiple bushes look like one huge bush.
Bright yellow, petal-less, ball flowers with long, oval, green leaves. The leaves are wide with a round tip and often have a thin yellow edge.
Stems are yellow when young going through green, brown then to grey wood with age.
Seeds are grown in pods. Unlike most pods these are very shaped, around each seed. When the pod splits open the black seeds can be seen, and are held in by stalks until ready to disperse.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 19-Jun-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)