Re: A question about wattles

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Subject: Re: A question about wattles
From: "Evan Beaver" <>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 08:59:40 +1000
Thanks indeed to all the respondents, and there were many. If there's
one thing I've learnt about BirdingAussers it's that they love an ID

The plant in quesiton is the Acacia podalyriifolia, or Mt
Morgan/Queensland Silver Wattle. And they're all looking a bit sad at
the moment. They burst into tremendous flower about a fortnight ago,
effectively becoming big sponges. Now, after a few days rain most
plants have lost a branch or 2. Cest la vie, for an enterprising
wattle that flowers 2 months early and suffers through the late autumn


6/4/08, Evan Beaver <> wrote:
> Birders,
> I've played with dichotymous tables and identification charts and am
> still none the wiser. There's a few wattles around our place (and all
> over Lapstone for that matter) that are in heavy flower at the moment
> and I want to ID them. The flowers are traditional small yellow balls,
> clumped together in huge lumps. Bright butter yellow. The trunk is
> black, foliage a silvery green. The leaves are ovate (though I believe
> that being an acacia they're not actually leaves) with a bit of a
> point on either end. I remember seeing a lot of them around the Snowy
> Hydro dams about a year ago. Any idea what they are? I've got a
> feeling that they're a woody weed. And it's definitely not the
> Cootamundra wattle.
> EB
> --
> Evan Beaver
> Lapstone, Blue Mountains, NSW
> lat=-33.77, lon=150.64

Evan Beaver
Lapstone, Blue Mountains, NSW
lat=-33.77, lon=150.64

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