Flower, with mating Weevils
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Family:||Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)|
|Species:||Hakea Wattle (Acacia hakeoides)|
|This Photo:||Bud, Leaf & Flower|
Thank you Andrew Allanson for helping with the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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.