Kangaroo Thorn
Thorns & Leaves
Murray Mallee Region
Kangaroo Thorn
Flower
 
                      
Kangaroo Thorn (Acacia paradoxa)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Legumes (Fabales)
Family: Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Kangaroo Thorn (Acacia paradoxa)
This Photo:     🔍Bud🔎
Other name: Prickly wattle

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
A lot of people don't like this plant because of it's thorns.
It is incredibly imporant habitat for small animals and birds. More common in the Adelaide Hills than in the Murraylands.
It's the perfect plant to revegetate blackberry outbreaks.

Copyright © 2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Oct-2022
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)