Acacia longifolia subsp. sophorae

Common Name:

Coast Wattle



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 beachfronts 1

Flower Description:

Yellow spikes 2


Shrub to 8 m 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Phyllodes are to 20 cm long and flowers are in yellow spikes 2


Image: Freya Thomas
Image: Gill Brown
Image: Gill Brown

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.