Acacia pulchellaCommon name: Prickly Moses

Meaning of name: Acacia is from the Greek word acis, meaning a pointed instrument. Pulchella is from the Latin word pulchellus, meaning beautiful and small.

Distribution: Occurs from Coorow to the south coast.

Remarks: A shrub to 2 metres tall. The yellow flowers are produced from June to October.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.