Buds & Leaves
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Family:||Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)|
|Species:||Spine Bush (Acacia nyssophylla)|
|This Photo:||Needle leaf|
|Other names:||Pin Bush or Spinebush|
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Notice the 16 fine nerves compared with the 8 of the wait-a-while bush (A. colletioides).
Also, the base of the leaf / phyllode thickens here.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
Very similar to Wait-a-while, A. colletioides, except the leaves (phyllodes) have 16 parallel veins (nerves), not 8.
Yellow flowers don't have petals, but are spherical/ball-shaped.
Seeds come in long, flat pods a bit like beans.