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Silver Wattle

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, June 8, 2015/Categories: natural history, sustainability, environment, plants

Silver Wattle (  Acacia dealbata  ) is an Australian native tree that ranges across New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania and has been widely planted in Mediterranean, warm temperate, and highland tropical landscapes around the world. It is one Acacia in a huge genus of nearly 950 Australian species and more regularly discovered.

The tree's golden flowers produce a perfume that can fill a natural landscape or a garden with copious bunches. In southern Africa, where the tree has become a weed, it is less popular. A macro photograph of a bud and a fully open inflorescence make a nice comparison.
                                
             Silver Wattle Bud as seen by Macro photography    (credit: Patrick Kavanagh )


           Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) Victoria, Australia  (credit: Wiki-commons)

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