Acacia iteaphylla Benth.
Linnaea 26:617 (1855)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 14 August 2007

Shrub, 2-5 m high, leaves silvery blue-green; inflorescence racemose; pods alternately raised either side over seeds. Fl. yellow, Mar to Sep. Yellow/white/grey sand. Jarrah woodland.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Coorow, Dardanup, Denmark, Kojonup, Kondinin, Manjimup, Melville, Murray, Nedlands, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Subiaco, Swan, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo, York.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 18 July 2016

General Biology. Growth form. Shrub. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Water, birds, ants, garden refuse, soil movement. Time to first flowering. 2 years. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Does not resprout or produce root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Soil, long, 5+ years. Fire response. Fire stimulates mass germination of seed and generally kills adult plants.

Additional information. Origin. South Australia (Flinders Ranges). History of use/introduction. Garden escape.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedlings. Fell mature plants. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar TypeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecComments
Flowering OYYYYYYYO   
Fruiting      YYYYYY 
Optimum Treatment  YYYYY      

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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Project information and acknowledgements