Acacia stricta (Andrews) Willd.

Hop Wattle


Family: Leguminosae

Genus: Acacia

Category: Shrub

Zones: 9 to 11

Size: To 10' tall

Description: 

Long thin leaves, dull green. Yellow flowers in balls along the stem in spring....the seeds preserving their vegetative quality many years, and striking readily by cuttings. It has the peculiar character attached to the Mimosas of that country, viz. winged seed-leaves, which are lost after the first year's growth. This species has no smell, and grows to the height of three or four feet before it flowers; perfectly straight and compact... (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4 4(2): 1052 in 1806.

Basionym Mimosa stricta Andrews.

...it is from Port Jackson, whence the seeds were transmitted by Colonel Paterson in the year 1793. (Bot. Repos. - Mimosa stricta).


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