A._brownii.JPG (19528 bytes)Acacia brownii is known as Prickly Moses, which is probably a corruption of Prickly Mimosa. This common name is applied to a number of small wattles with prickly foliage. Acacia brownii occurs in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. When not in flower it is a small inconspicuous plant with narrow prickly foliage. From late winter to early spring the plant becomes alive with golden yellow flower heads. A useful plant for cultivating in shrubberies and low informal hedges.  Acacia brownii is one of seven acacia species that are native to Yallaroo. In the years since grazing animals have been removed the Prickly Moses and many other native shrubs are regenerating in large numbers. Propagate from seed.