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Acacia retinodes (Everblooming Acacia; water wattle; Swamp Wattle; Silver Wattle)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Acacia retinodes is an evergreen shrub that is native to South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. Short racemes of yellow flowers are produced periodically throughout the year. Some common names are Retinodes water wattle, swamp wattle, wirilda, ever-blooming wattle and silver wattle.It grows to a height of 6-10m.
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Invasive Species

Water wattle (Acacia retinodes) is a small tree native to Australia. It is cultivated as an ornamental tree in warmer parts of the world. It is known to have naturalised in California where it has spread from its initial plantings.
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Air Quality Improvement [1]  Medium
Allergen Potential [1]  High
Carbon Capture [1]  Low
Shade Percentage [1]  80 %
Temperature Reduction [1]  Low
Wind Reduction [1]  High
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Tree
Usage [2]  A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers; A green dye is obtained from the seed pods; The extensive root system of this plant helps to prevent soil erosion;
Height [2]  20 feet (6 m)
Width [1]  24 feet (7.3 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 9 Low Temperature: 20 F° (-6.7 C°) → 30 F° (-1.1 C°)
Hardiness Zone Maximum [1]  USDA Zone: 11 Low Temperature: 40 F° (4.4 C°) → 50 F° (10 C°)
Water Use [1]  Low
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Grampians National Park II 416373 Victoria, Australia


Ceraon vitta[4]
Jalmenus icilius (Icilius Blue)[5]
Nacaduba biocellata[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


Australia (native); Azores (introduced); Balearic Is (introduced); Cyprus (introduced); Ethiopia (introduced); France-F.E. (introduced); Great Britain (introduced); Gruzia (introduced); India (introduced); Indonesia-ISO (introduced); Italy-F.E. (introduced); Jawa (introduced); Mauritius (introduced); New Zealand(North) (introduced); New Zealand(South) (introduced); Portugal (introduced); Romania (introduced); Russia in Asia (introduced); South Africa (introduced); Spain-F.E. (introduced); Tasmania (native); Yugoslavia (uncertain);

External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1i-Tree Species v. 4.0, developed by the USDA Forest Service's Northern Research Station and SUNY-ESF using the Horticopia, Inc. plant database.
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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