Acacia stricta

Common Name:

Hop Wattle



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 prom 1

Flower Description:

Pale to deep yellow 1


Shrub to 4 m 2

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 axils 1


Image: Mary Ellis

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