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Spring is the season when wattle explodes into life, and everywhere you look is vivid yellow. For most of the year these trees and shrubs are bland and uneventful, but when flowering, they completely transform the Australian bush. Wallangarra Wattle is a large shrub (or tree) that can grow up to 14 metres in height. Long narrow phyllodes to 15 cm tend to droop. Very floriferous, golden ball flowers in late winter and early spring. This is a very hardy species that is well-adapted to extremes. Native to the tablelands of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, it can tolerate extremes of frost, snow, drought, flood, and fire. Wattle is a quintessential Australian plant.
Rural property by a freshwater dam. Naturally-seeded plants growing in native bushland area. Mostly granite soils in this region.
Lat: -28.60, Long: 151.84
Spotted on Sep 5, 2016
Submitted on Sep 11, 2016