Small to medium-sized greyish-green tree with mottled bark. Twice-divided (bipinnate) downy grey-green leaves with 8-20 pairs of leaflets. Bright yellow flowers.
|Former Scientific Name||
A. dealbata var. dealbata
Raised gland at the junction of each pair of leaflets. Straight flattish purplish-brown seed pods, often with a whitish waxy bloom.
Perennial. Occurs in a variety of habitats and is common along watercourses and in higher rainfall areas.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Bark was used by the Aboriginal people for making string and a containers. Gum was used as food and medicine, along with ash and bark.
Similar to Black Wattle A. mearnsii but has an additional oil gland between the pairs of leaves. It flowers later in the season than A. mearnsii.