A.ligulata.JPG (53579 bytes)Acacia ligulata: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is one of at least 1000 species that are native to Australia .
Acacia ligulata has a number of common names: Dune Wattle, Sandhill Wattle and Small Cooba plus a number of others.
Acacia ligulata is usually a dense, tall shrub. The phyllodes are linear or linear-oblong, thick, grey-green with a hard point. Each phyllode usually has three glands. Two along the upper margins and one shares the phyllode tip with a hard point.
Flower-heads are globular, bright yellow or orange, solitary or carried in a short unbranched inflorescence.
The specimen illustrated is growing in the gardens at Yallaroo and has solitary flower-heads. Main flowering occurs in spring with sporadic flowering at other times. So far our specimen has only bloomed in spring.
Acacia ligulata is a widespread species that occurs in the inland areas of every mainland Australian state.
There is also a prostrate form that is said to have its origin in South Australia .
Foliage and flowers are attractive features of Acacia ligulata. The “conventional” form could be grown in native shrubberies.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.