Feature Weed

Flinders Range Wattle

Acacia iteaphylla

The Flinders Range Wattle is endemic to the Flinders Ranges of South Australia and has become invasive outside of this region. It is a dense shrub and grows to 4m. Seeds are spread by water, birds, ants, dumped garden waste and the movement of soil.  The seeds are long lived (more than five years).  To remove, hand-pull seedlings and fell mature plants.

This weed was featured in the latest edition of the Greenpage newsletter.

Above: Flinders range Wattle


An alternative wattle, the Glowing Wattle (Acacia celastrifolia). A dense tall shrub or small tree to 4m high.  Yellow flowers from April to August