August 2021 – Wattle

KINGDOM: Plantae

ORDER: Fabales

FAMILY: Fabaceae

TRIBE: Acacieae

GENUS: Acacia

Acacia, commonly known as wattles is a large genus of shrubs and trees which is mainly native to Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. 

There are over 900 species and there would most probably be an acacia in flower during every month of the year somewhere in Australia.

National Wattle Day is celebrated on 1st of September each year.

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