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Acacia ashbyae

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Kingdom  Plantae
Genus  Acacia
Order  Fabales
Family  Fabaceae
Rank  Species
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Similar  Acacia, Acacia brachystachya, Acacia citrinoviridis, Acacia beauverdiana, Acacia aphylla

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.

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Description

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.

References

Acacia ashbyae Wikipedia