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Cootamundra wattle (Acacia baileyana)

Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name: Acacia baileyana F. Muell.

Common Name:

Cootamundra wattle


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


Cootamundra wattle is a widely cultivated species that invades drier areas where annual rainfall exceeds 400 mm and is found on a range of soil types, although not permanently sodden or waterlogged soils (Muyt 2001). Cootamundra wattle invades heathland and heathy woodland, lowland grassland and grassy woodland, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, and riparian vegetation (Carr et al1992). It is also a weed of pine plantations (Blood 2001).

Photo:  Cootamundra Wattle
Cootamundra wattle
Photo: Angela Fadersen
Photo:  Cootamundra Wattle Flowers
Cootamundra wattle flowers
Photo: Angela Fadersen
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