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Acacia in Bloom by Trish Meyer

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Photographed at the Australian National Botanic Gardens Canberra, Australia.

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.

Source ANBG website.


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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    very nice

  • Thank you Bobby!

    – Trish Meyer

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Awesome and I’ve never seen Acacia before. It is so brillant in color and a fun looking plant

  • Ann, thank you! It is Australia’s national floral emblem.

    – Trish Meyer

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    This is just gorgeous, does it have a perfume to it ??

  • Thank you Ann!
    No noticeable perfume, but it is laden with pollen and unfortunately wreaks havoc with allergy sufferers.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 4 years ago

    Love the wattle. Nice capture Trish.

  • Michael, thank you! They provide lovely bright colour in the garden.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 4 years ago

    My neighbor has one of those bushes. Very nice. But she was rather peeved when the gardener told her it was a weed! Oh well… a pretty weed hehe.

  • Well now Gary, the gardener was partly right … many varieties of Acacia are Australian Natives, BUT, they can become environmental weeds if they are planted outside the area where they occur naturally, escaping from gardens and taking over from local native vegetation.
    Thanks for commenting :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Trish, it is just all coming out here as well, a bit early I think, it is supposed to be out for the horse’s birthdays on 1st. August.

  • Thank you Gabrielle for your comments and fave!
    I think different varieties flower at slightly different times in different climates, but I could be wrong. This was a week or so ago in Canberra and mine looks as if it’s thinking about flowering too.

    – Trish Meyer

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryover 4 years ago

    Its lovely to see the bush becoming alive with colour again.

  • Thanks for your comments Eve!
    Acacias are survivors!

    – Trish Meyer

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Trish. I don’t have a good shot of an acacia, so I’m envious. Well done.

  • Michael, I’m touched by your comments, thank you! I’m sure you will find some on your walks in the Spring … hope you’re not allergic :)

    – Trish Meyer

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    lovely capture, beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comments and fave Antanas!

    – Trish Meyer

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Lori, thank you!

    – Trish Meyer

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