Previously known as Acacia hebeclada, this is a shrub or small tree which branches from near ground level. It is often found in hot, dry areas, growing in thickets. The bark is dark grey, with longitudinal fissures. The leaflets are very small and feathery. The flowers are creamy-white balls. The fruit is a hard, woody pod which is covered in yellowish-grey woolly hairs. The pods stand upright, the main distinguishing character for this plant.
As a landscaper who specialises in indigenous, wildlife-friendly gardens, I draw my inspiration from nature and strive to create gardens that contribute to the biodiversity of an area. In my journey, I see spectacular plants and the fascinating creatures that co-exist with them.This plant book shares a constantly growing collection of the marvels that I’ve encountered. I hope it will give you an increased appreciation of our indigenous flora and fauna and spur you into restoring the natural ecology of the area in which you live.