The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Narrow Winged Wattle

20140102 001The Narrow Winged Wattle (Acacia stenoptera Benth.) looks like it is about to flower, which is either a bit later or a bit earlier than usual!  It normally flowers between March and November.      They are odd looking plants as they don’t have true leaves.  The stalk that would normally attach the leaf to the stem has broadened and flattened and acts as a leaf. This is a common adaptation in Acacias and makes the whole plant is rigid and leathery and more able to withstand heat and drought.  The stem and stalk both have a defined ridge and the whole plant is stiff and erect.

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