Acacia pycnantha or 'golden wattle' is an Austraian icon as the Nation's floral emblem. This is a true colonising species native to South Eastern Australia. It is the first species to appear in areas affected by bushfires and as it grows it provides nitrogen and mulch to the depleted soils.
Acacia pycnantha (golden wattle) readily regenerates from seed dispersed to the soil, its relatively short lifespan is not so much of an issue where this species is included in a mixed species shelterbelt or environmental planting. Acacia pycnantha has very large yellow flowers in Spring which is reason enough to include this species. Grows from 2 - 6 metres depending on a variety of site qulity factors.
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Notes on Maps.
Generally, the concentrated clusters of markers represent the geographical range where this species occurs naturally. Outlying markers and geographically disassociated markers represent observations of the species in cultivation and/or recorded in herbaria etc.
These maps are provided by, and are used with the permission of, Australia’s Virtual Herbarium (AVH)