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Sallow wattle (Acacia longifolia)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Present Distribution

Scientific name:Acacia longifolia (Andr.) Willd.

Common Name:

Sallow wattle


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


A. longifolia grows in partial shade to full sun and will tolerate a wide range of soil types, exposed positions and seasonal dry spells and occurs generally in areas receiving more than 550 mm annual rainfall and has been recorded to elevations up to 150 m in the USA (Calflora 2007: Muyt 2001). The species is an invader of heathlands, woodlands, forests, riparian habitats, grassland, coastal dunes and scrub (Muyt 2001: Weber 2003), as well as sclerophyll communities, coastal heath and scrub, river systems and catchments (Dennill, et al. 1993: Harden 2002).

Photo:  Sallow wattle
Sallow wattle flowers
Photo: Mark Imhof
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