Flinders Range Wattle

Flinders Range Wattle.

Common name

Flinders Range Wattle

Scientific Name

Acacia iteaphylla

Type of plant

Tree And Shrub Weeds

About this weed

The Flinders Range Wattle was a popular garden plant grown for its silvery blue/grey leaves and yellow flowers. The shrub grows to about 5 m in height and was originally from South Australia (Flinders Range). Fire will stimulate a mass germination of seeds but generally kills adult plants.

Description

This showy garden shrub grows to 5 m high and is easily identified by its silvery blue-green leaves. The flower-heads are globular with lemon-yellow small sprays from the leaf axils.

Impact on Bushland

It is becoming a problem as it spreads to the Jarrah woodlands and other bushland in the South-West Province. Fire stimulates mass germination of seed and generally kills adult plants.

Location

It can be found on yellow, grey and white sand in areas of the South-West Province.

Priority for removal

High: a major threat to conservation values anywhere it has taken hold.

Management (hand)

Hand pull seedlings. Fell mature plants. Optimal time to hand weed is March to July.

Management (herbicide)

If using herbicides read the manufacturers’ labels and material safety data sheets before spraying.

Flowering month/s

March, April, May, June, July, August, September

Flower colour/s

Yellow

Information source

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/18217

Additional information

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/weeds/swanweeds/

Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. and Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia, Second Edition, The Weeds Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park, Western Australia.

Flinders Range Wattle images


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Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

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