Acacia suaveolens

Common name: 

Sweet Wattle

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (D?JKNPSTWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Sandy soils north of Darby Saddle. Conspicuous around Millers Landing, Five Mile Road and heathlands approaching Tidal River1

Flower description:

Pale yellow1


Shrub to 3 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has distinct pods, they are: broad, flat and bluish-green and pointed at each end. The plants are sweetly scented1,2

Image of Acacia suaveolens
Image of Acacia suaveolens 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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.