Acacia willdenowianaCommon name: Grass Wattle

Meaning of name: Acacia is from the Greek word acis, meaning a pointed instrument. Willdenowiana is named after Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765 – 1812), professor of botany at Berlin.

Distribution: Occurs from Gingin to Albany.

Description: A shrub to 50 centimetres tall with white, cream to pale yellow flowers 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.