Kangaroo Thorn
Seed in Dried Seed Pods
Murray Mallee Region
Golden Wattle
Habit
 
                      
Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Legumes (Fabales)
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)
This Photo:     🔍Whole Adult in Flower🔎

Thank you Asimakis Patitsas for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills, Coastal Areas and possibly elsewhere
We have to say, this is one of our least favourite plants.
Having lived with them growing wild in our Lobethal property, everytime we went to weed, these things would poke our eyes out. As they grow, the young leaves drop off leaving sharp dead stalks behind. They'd get very black trunks. Probably not the best location for them, so seemed to get sick quite easily.
HOWEVER, when seeing them in Conservation Parks, they are stunning to look at; and great habitat for animals. In fact, they look so different we didn't even recognise them.
They have very different, unique, leaves as saplings compared to their adult forms. Large fat sapling leaves, compared to the longer/thinner leaves of adults.

Copyright © 2017-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Aug-2017
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)