Acacia, known in Australia as wattle, is the largest genus of plants in the country – nearly 1000 species! Its brilliant flowers transform winter and spring landscapes. Australia's sporting teams wear its green and gold colours. Sprigs of wattle flowers adorn its patriotic events. The Golden Wattle is its national floral emblem.
But how many wattle species can the average citizen name and recognise?
Wattles of the Mount Alexander Region helps the beginner to make a start. In plain language, and generously illustrated, it presents twenty-one species that flourish in the Mount Alexander region of central Victoria. And a general introduction explains different features of wattles, helping in the identification and appreciation of these tenacious and beautiful plants.