Acacia myrtifolia

Common name: 

Myrtle Wattle

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEHJKNPSTWZ) all states except NT and ACT

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

Common, especially north of Darby Saddle1
found in heaths and open forests2

Flower description:

Pale yellow1


Shrub to 3 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The stems of this species are tinged red. The phyllodes are 20-40 mm long with a single prominent nerve. Phyllode margins are yellow. There are 2-4 flowers per head1

Image of Acacia myrtifolia
Image of Acacia myrtifolia
Image of Acacia myrtifolia Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.