Golden-wreath wattle

Golden-Wreath Wattle (Acacia saligna)

Golden-wreath wattle is a large shrub or small tree up to 6 m tall. It was typically found near wetlands, but as a good coloniser of disturbed areas, it is now common on roadsides and cleared sites. It has a rounded canopy and both broad and narrow phyllodes (flattened leaf stalks which function like leaves) that have a prominent midrib. Prolific flowering occurs in late winter and early spring, causing the branches to droop like a willow:¬†salignus is Latin for “willow wood”.

Ref:

“Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.

“Common trees of the south-west forests” by Judy Wheeler. Published by the Western Australian Department of Conservation¬†and Land Management.