The genus Acacia belongs to the family Mimosaceae. There are some 1350 species of Acacia found throughout the world and close to 1000 of these are to be found in Australia. Commonly known as Wattle, Acacia is the largest genus of vascular plants in Australia. Australia's national floral emblem is Acacia pycnantha, the Golden Wattle. Wattle Day is celebrated on the 1st of September each year.
The first wattles have already bloomed in Melbourne and this beautiful specimen is in a nice sheltered spot, brightening up the Winter garden. It has a light, fresh fragrance and can survive a few days indoors as a cut flower.
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