Highlighting Our Native Plants #1

Acacia concurrens

Common names: Curracabah, Late Flowering Black Wattle, or just Black Wattle

Flowering: usually July–September.

Distribution and occurrence: chiefly on the coast in Queensland and New South Wales. Grows in sclerophyll forest, woodland and shrubland, in shale- or sandstone-derived soils.

Description: shrub or tree to 10m high, single stemmed.

Interesting facts: the black wattle is a host plant to a number of butterfly species including the moonlight jewel and the emerald hairstreak. It is often found thriving in disturbed ground with poor soils. It fixes nitrogen in the soil and is an important honey tree.

And yes, you can get this beauty at our Native Nursery!

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