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Golden Wattle is a member of the family Fabaceae, and is Australia's floral emblem. It is a tree which flowers in late winter and spring, producing a mass of fragrant, fluffy, golden flowers. Golden Wattle has been grown in temperate regions around the world for the tannin in its bark, which provides the highest yield of all the wattles. The scented flowers have been utilised for perfume making. More than 850 species of wattle grow in Australia.
This spotting was made at the University of Queensland Campus in Brisbane.
In full bloom, this wattle stood out a mile. Against the blue skies on a perfect winter's day, the sun-drenched yellow flowers positively glowed. I couldn't help but take a few pics.
Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Jul 10, 2013