Thursday, November 27, 2008

Acacia ?


While we were away I snapped this pic on one of my walks. Something different, & something I had not seen befere. Obviously another Australian Native of some kind, so I just had to find out what it was. I have been doing some research since I came home & think it may be an "Acacia Genistifolia". Maybe someone can help me out here.
On the drive up the coast, we heard on the radio that there are hundreds of different wattles, and on any given day, one of them will be in flower somewhere in this great country of ours. After doing my research I would believe it, somewhere I read that there are nearly 1,000 of them in Australia. I have also found out that they can vary in colour from cream, to pale yellow, gold, even purple & red. Now that was news to me! I have grown up knowing wattles to be only yellow! Also news to me was that wattles are also found in Africa, South America, Mexico & parts of South East Asia. The say that we learn something new every day, and I sure have this week!

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