I wondered how many types of wattle (Acacia) we have native to Australia. Wikipedia suggests 960. Wow! That’s a lot. This pretty wattle, pictured below, is beginning to bloom in the National Park bordering Forest Drive – we walk it at least once a week.  I first noticed this small shrub yesterday.  Indeed, I have noticed different types of wattle in different stages of flowering everywhere we go.


And these are Black Wattle trees, near the junction of Forest Drive and Nagambie Road. The property here has them growing all along their fence line and really brightens the roadside this time of the year.


Thanks for looking. Stay safe.




Australian native plants



2 thoughts on “Wattle

  1. sue says:

    We had a wattle tree in our backyard but dad had to cut it down as it was getting into the drains. I used to love climbing it and looking into the neighbours place.

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