Botanical Name: Acacia suaveolens
Common Name: Sweet Wattle
Acacia: From the Greek word akis, meaning a sharp point.
suaveolens: From Latin, meaning sweet smelling.
Habitat: Dry sclerophyll forests, woodlands and heath, mainly on the coast. Killed by fire. Relies on seed germination post-fire.
Habit: Narrow, usually to 1.5m.
Phyllodes: Blue/green, usually at right angles to the stem.
Flowers: Pale yellow, cream, globular. Flowers provide a food source for birds.
Flowering time: April to September.
Seed Pods: Purplish. Mildly salt tolerant and frost tolerant.
Life Span: to 15 years.
Range: Southern Queensland, NSW coast, west to Mount Victoria, Victoria and Tasmania.