Coastal Wattle

Scientific Name: 
Acacia longifolia var. sophorae
Family Name: 
Mimosaceae
Place of Origin: 
Australia
Plant Description: 
Quick growing, dense, with lots of flowering spikes in spring
Plant Height: 
4m
Plant Width: 
5m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Harvest Period: 
Summer
Of Interest: 
The Bardi grubs which burrow in the stems as larvae were traditionally sought after by Aboriginal tribes as a nutritious food. The seeds can also be ground into flour, then mixed with water and cooked as bread.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Shrub
Climate: 
Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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