Small Bush in Flower, Grazed
Phylloids, Peduncle, Flowers, Buds
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Family:||Legume (Fabaceae or Leguminosae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Spine Bush (Acacia nyssophylla)|
|This Photo:||🔍New Stem & Leaves🔎|
|Other names:||Pin Bush or Spinebush|
Thank you Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
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.
Flowers are not in receme's but on peduncles, usually 2 per leaf axis.
Similar Species: Veined Wait-a-while (Acacia colletioides)