Wattles

Wattles

Wattles


There are over 600 species of Acacia in Australia.

Macquarie has approximately 20 species on campus. Many of these are native to the area and grown from locally sourced seed. You can find them in the native bushland on campus, along Mars Creek, in the forest on the far side of the lake, and around the Wetland.

Acacias can be difficult to identify. Key features are the leaf shape, the shape and location of the flowers, and the number and location of special glands on the stem or leaves.

Acacia baileyana - Cootamundra Wattle
Acacia binervia - Coast Myall
Acacia boormanii - Snowy River Wattle
* Acacia brownii - Heath Wattle, Prickly Moses
Acacia cognata (cultivars)
Acacia covenyi - Blue Bush
* Acacia decurrens - Green Wattle
Acacia elata - Mountain Cedar Wattle
* Acacia falcata – Hickory Wattle
* Acacia fimbriata - Brisbane Golden Wattle
* Acacia floribunda - White Sally Wattle
* Acacia linifolia – White Wattle
* Acacia longifolia subsp. longifolia - Sydney Golden Wattle
*Acacia myrtifolia  - Red-stemmed Wattle
* Acacia parramattensis - Parramatta Wattle
Acacia podalyriifolia - Queensland Silver Wattle
Acacia prominens - Gosford Wattle
* Acacia schinoides - Green Cedar Wattle
* Acacia suaveolens – Sweet Wattle
* Acacia stricta - Straight Wattle
* Acacia terminalis
– Sunshine Wattle
* Acacia ulicifolia - Prickly Moses

* these species can be found in bushland on campus

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