Bushy shrub or tree, to 7 m high, phyllodes acute to acuminate, 7-14 cm long, 5-20 mm wide, heads globular. Fl. yellow-cream, Mar to Aug. Clay loam or sandy loam, granite. Outcrops, near watercourses, salt lakes, road verges.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bruce Rock, Bunbury, Busselton, Coorow, Corrigin, Cuballing, Cunderdin, Dandaragan, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Fremantle, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Harvey, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kulin, Lake Grace, Melville, Merredin, Moora, Morawa, Mukinbudin, Mundaring, Murray, Narembeen, Narrogin, Nedlands, Northam, Perth, Pingelly, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, Wyalkatchem, York.
General Biology. Growth form. Shrub/Small tree. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Water, bird, ants, soil movement, garden refuse. Vegetative regeneration strategy. Resprouts, produces root suckers. Seedbank persistence. Long, 5+ years. Fire response. Fire stimulates mass germination of soil stored seed. Adult plants can resprout from base and from root suckers following fire.
Notes. Root suckers form with minimal root disturbance.
Additional information. Origin. Western Australia. History of use/introduction. Garden escape, restoration plantings.
Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull seedling. For mature plants apply 250 ml Access® in 15 L of diesel to basal 50 cm of trunk (basal bark), or drill and fill with 50% glyphosate. Older plants can be ringbarked. Monitor site for recruitment from seedbank. 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.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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