Acacia salignaCommon name: Orange Wreath Wattle

Meaning of name: Acacia is from the Greek word acis, meaning a pointed instrument. Saligna is from the Latin word salignus, meaning resembling a willow.

Aboriginal name: Coojong.

Aboriginal use: The seeds were used to make damper.

Distribution: Occurs from Murchison River to Israelite Bay.

Remarks: A tree to 6 metres tall. The yellow to orange flowers are produced in August and September.

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

Information regarding Aboriginal name and use courtesy of John Horsfall.