Acacia glaucoptera - Flat Wattle

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: glaucoptera
Main Flower Colour: Yellow


Acacias come in all shapes, sizes and forms. Acacia glaucoptera - Flat Wattle is one of the more unusual wattles. It can be found in coastal and inland mallee regions from Albany to Israelite Bay. It prefers the heavier well-drained, non-calcareous sandy loams, often on hillsides or around winter-wet depressions. It is a small semi upright shrub with flat green/grey foliage "wings" spreading from the central stem. Spherical flower heads on long stalks extend at right angles from the stems. Each flower head is made up of many tiny individual flowers. New growth is tinged red.

Flowering start in August.


The main flower colour is yellow.

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Bio Regions

Esperance Plains (ESP)

Region Specifics

Fitzgerald River NP, WA

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