|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Family:||Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)|
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.