The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Rib Wattle

20130715 041The Acacia Nervosa or Rib Wattle are the first of the wattles to flower in the forest.   The provide a wonderful contrast to the purple of the holly leaved hovea.  It is sometimes called the perfumed wattle because of its wonderful vanilla smell.  It is certainly a flash of sunshine in the middle of winter.  Kangaroos enjoy the seed pods which make it hard for seed collectors so it is not widely grown.  I will have to look for the seed pods.

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