Spine Bush
Old Bush
Ellura
Spine Bush
Buds & Leaves
 
    
Spine Bush (Acacia nyssophylla)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Fabales
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)
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.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Nov-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)