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Acacia ashbyae, commonly known as Ashby's wattle, is a species of wattle that is endemic to Western Australia. The specific epithet ashbyae honours botanical illustrator and plant collector Alison Ashby.
The wattle grows as a rounded, dense and spreading shrub, up to 2 m high and 3 m wide. The narrow, flat, pale green phyllodes are 30–90 mm long by 1–3 mm wide, with new growth covered in white hairs. It produces bright yellow, cylindrical flowers, about 10 mm long, on short racemes from July to September.
Distribution and habitat
It occurs on sandy and loamy soils in the Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains and Yalgoo IBRA bioregions.