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CootaMundra Wattle

Acacia baileyana

Description:

yellow dense inflorescence with bluish green leaves. Gives the tree a very attractive look.

Habitat:

local landscaping.

Notes:

looks like silver Wattle.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Silver Wattle
Acacia dealbata Acacia dealbata
Cootamundra Wattle
Acacia baileyana Acacia baileyana


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9 Comments

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Also,would this qualify as a "wild" spotting? Seed Dispersal is very much a reality out here/ Right now i can see so many cherry trees along the foothills!
My feeling is that these trees were initially planted by humans and then they went wild.
Seed Dispersal is such an "abstract" process. It is something you do not see.
It has often left me wondering when I find plants in the least expected places!
The other day my neighbor just got rid of a pine which was growing next to his 50 ft tall pine. He told me that he did not plant it. It was obviously seed dispersal. It grew 4ft every year and soon it would catch up with the mother pine in height if not width!!
What I have learnt from Project Noah so far is Seed Dispersal exists as much as Hybridization does!!

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

A weed is has a subjective definition so is not much use to science. It is a plant that grows where you don't want it; an unwelcome plant. In some locations we have them everywhere but we like them. Cal-IPC thinks they are invasive but there's less predators on them there and I guess they are. I saw Eucalyptus in San Francisco that looked like beautiful willows because you have less adapted parasites.

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Martini,so far I have noticed at least 6 trees along the same road. Does that qualify as weed?

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thnx Martini and Cindy. These trees look unusually pretty after fall and a rain shower. The combo of yellow and bluish green makes it so pretty!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Hi martinl, yes they are but not yet on the Cal-IPC invasive plants list. Acacia dealbata is though.

MartinL
MartinL 8 years ago

This looks more like a Cootamumdra wattle. Flower racemes are longer and brighter than in the Silver wattle. Are they a weed species there too?

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thnx Cindy,will surely look into this complicated situation!:)

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 8 years ago

Hi Emma, you're welcome :) I just looked at a reference book and noticed this could also be A. baileyana. I'm providing a reference to that species as well. I'm not sure how you'll choose between the two. Good luck!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Thnx Cindy!

Hema
Spotted by
Hema

California, USA

Spotted on Feb 13, 2012
Submitted on Feb 13, 2012

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