Acacia verticillata

Common name: 

Creeping Moses
Prickly Moses

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (?CDEJKNPSTW?XZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Heathland or woodland in sandy soils1

Flower description:

Bright yellow2

Habit:

Shrub to 5 m3

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Phyllodes are in whorls of 6 around the stem and needle-like3
Flowers are in ovoid or cylindrical spikes3

Images:
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Image of Acacia verticillata
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Image of Acacia verticillata Image: David Meagher
Image of Acacia verticillata Image: Gill Brown
Image of Acacia verticillata Image: Gill Brown
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.