Slattery, Bernard, Ern Perkins and Bronwyn Silver

Acacia, known in Australia as wattle, is the largest genus of plants in the country — nearly 1000 species! Its brilliant flowers transform winter and spring landscapes. Our sporting teams wear its green and gold colours. Sprigs of wattle flowers adorn our patriotic events. The Golden Wattle is our national floral emblem…

But how many wattle species can the average citizen name and recognise?

This guide helps the beginner to make a start.  In plain language, and generously illustrated, it presents twenty one species which flourish in the Mount Alexander region of central Victoria. And a general introduction explains different features of wattles, helping in identification and appreciation of these tenacious and beautiful plants.


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Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests, 2018.  112 pages, Small octavo, paperback, colour photographs.