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.

Notes: Until 1995, Acacia applanata was considered to be the same species as Acacia willdenowiana. It is possible that we do not have Acacia willdenowiana in our bushland and what was recorded in the 1992 flora survey as Acacia willdenowiana is now known as Acacia applanata. 

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.