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Photo of Acacia plicataAcacia plicata

Description: An erect, open shrub to 2 m high by 2 m across, often less in the field. Branches are hairy. The bipinnate leaves are also hairy, with linear to narrow-elliptical leaflets to 1.5 cm long. The yellow ball flowers are borne on slender stalks to 2.5 cm long and exceeding the leaves. The 2 cm long pod is distinctively pleated.
Distribution: WA.
Propagation: From scarified seed or boiling water treatment.
Cultivation: A very handsome shrub with a slightly pendulous habit. It adapts to most soils and aspects.
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© Text derived from the Acacia sections of the 4th edition of Australian Native Plants by John Wrigley and Murray Fagg, published in 1996 by Reed Books Pty Ltd