Acacia stricta

Common name: 

Hop Wattle

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Common in heaths and heathy understory of forests and woodlands throughout the prom1

Flower description:

Pale to deep yellow1

Habit:

Shrub to 4 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves of this species have a bitter flavour that resembles brewing hops when crushed. Flowers are in pairs in leaf axils1

Images:
Image of Acacia stricta
Image of Acacia stricta Image: Mary Ellis
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 Orchard, A. E. and Wilson, A. J. G. (2001). “Flora of Australia. Volume 11A, Mimosaceae, Acacia part 1”. ABRS/CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne