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Indigenous Plants Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Acacia mearnsii|
|Common Name:||Black Wattle , late black wattle , green wattle , Garrong|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Large Tree (over 6 m), Bird Attracting, Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use|
|Indigenous Plant Use:||Gum is used as chewing gum that dissolves as you chew. Bark can be soaked to make a tea, which is claimed to be good for indigestion.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
|8-20 m x 6-10 m|
|Foliage:||Olive-green ferny leaves to 20 cm long. Glands on central leaf stalks both at the junction and between pairs of leaf segments.|
|Flowers:||Dense bunches of highly perfumed pale yellow flowerheads (balls). Pods constricted between seeds, 6-15 cm x 5-9 mm, September-December|
A fast-growing open tree with smooth dark bark. Resents pruning. Gum often exudes from the bark. Attractive shade tree. Plant away from target areas. A legume.
Birds like the seeds and the insects it attracts. Food plant for caterpillars.