Acacia longifoliaCommon name: Sydney Golden Wattle

Meaning of name: Acacia is from the Greek word acis, meaning a pointed instrument. Longifolia comes from the Latin words longus, meaning long, and folium, meaning leaf.

Distribution: Found from Perth to Albany.

Remarks: A shrub or small tree to 10 metres tall. The cylindrical yellow flowers are produced from July to September. Native to eastern Australia.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Western Weeds. A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 2007.

Perth Plants. A Field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.