A.sophorae.JPG (51730 bytes)Acacia sophorae: is a member of the Mimosaceae family and is known as the Coast Wattle.

Acacia sophorae is a low, often prostrate shrub with dense foliage. The large phyllodes are elliptic to oblong, up to 100 millimetres long and 12-35 millimetres wide with three prominent veins. Rod-like flower heads are yellow, about three centimetres long and between July and October.

Acacia sophorae occurs along the coast from southern Queensland through New South Wales, Victoria to South Australia as well as Tasmania.

The Coast Wattle is an important species in stabilising sand dunes in coastal areas.

Acacia sophorae could be cultivated on embankments as well as a foreground plant in native garden beds.

Some botanists consider the Coast Wattle to be a variety of Acacia longifolia. Acacia sophorae has shorter, broader phyllodes and longer pods and seeds.

Propagate from seed.

 

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