Acacia longifolia subsp. sophorae

Common name: 

Coast Wattle

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEKNPTWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common throughout the prom, especially on dunes and beachfronts1

Flower description:

Yellow spikes2

Habit:

Shrub to 8 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Phyllodes are to 20 cm long and flowers are in yellow spikes2

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.