WattleAcacia pycnantha  

2 Golden Wattle at Farrer Ridge

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Acacia pycnantha at Farrer Ridge - 20 Aug 2017
Acacia pycnantha at Farrer Ridge - 20 Aug 2017
Acacia pycnantha at Farrer Ridge - 20 Aug 2017
Acacia pycnantha at Farrer Ridge - 20 Aug 2017
Acacia pycnantha at Farrer Ridge - 20 Aug 2017

Identification history

Wattle Acacia pycnantha 20 Aug 2017 MichaelMulvaney1.1K
Wattle Acacia pycnantha 20 Aug 2017 julielindner

Significant sighting

MichaelMulvaney1.1K noted:
21 Aug 2017

New location for our national floral emblem.

3 comments

MichaelMulvaney1.1K wrote:
   21 Aug 2017
Interesting find Julie - Golden Wattle was planted on Mugga Mugga by Charles Weston as part of a white plantings in the 1920s (the whitish stem is clearly evident in your photo) but I have never seen it naturally south of the Lake. Do you think it is planted on Farrer Ridge?
   21 Aug 2017
It hasn't been planted there are up to twenty smaller ones scattered around that area. I can't recall seeing them prior to the control burn that was done about 4 years ago its a very gravelly area with not much growing there. Nearby are Acacia Melanoxylon and A..boormanii. I have seen A.pycnantha on Mt Jerrabomberra near the summit and Nancy Burbidge in her Wattles of the ACT notes seen on Mt Jerrabomberra and Mt Mugga Mugga
Mike2.3K wrote:
   21 Aug 2017
The CNM location records list Wanniassa Hills but there is no matching record. Friends of ANBG Fronds magazine has an article on golden wattle saying it was collected by Charles Weston on Mt Jerrabomberra in 1917. The ones on Mt Mugga Mugga are likely descendants of the Weston plantings.

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Nearby sightings

Acacia gunnii at Farrer Ridge - 9 Sep 2017
Acacia boormanii at Farrer Ridge - 9 Sep 2017
Acacia melanoxylon at Farrer, ACT - 9 Sep 2017
Brunotartessus fulvus at Farrer Ridge - 13 May 2017
Acacia lunata at Farrer Ridge - 8 Aug 2016
Acacia baileyana at Farrer, ACT - 8 Aug 2016
Acacia decurrens at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Acacia decurrens at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Acacia boormanii at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Acacia decurrens at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Melichrus urceolatus at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Leucopogon attenuatus at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Hardenbergia violacea at Farrer Ridge - 9 Jan 2016
Leucopogon attenuatus at Farrer Ridge - 10 Jun 2015
Chrysocephalum apiculatum at Farrer, ACT - 6 Apr 2015
Acacia gunnii at Farrer Ridge - 9 Sep 2017
Acacia boormanii at Farrer Ridge - 9 Sep 2017
Acacia melanoxylon at Farrer, ACT - 9 Sep 2017
Brunotartessus fulvus at Farrer Ridge - 13 May 2017
Acacia lunata at Farrer Ridge - 8 Aug 2016
Acacia baileyana at Farrer, ACT - 8 Aug 2016
Acacia decurrens at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Acacia decurrens at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Acacia boormanii at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Acacia decurrens at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Melichrus urceolatus at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Leucopogon attenuatus at Farrer Ridge - 18 Jun 2016
Hardenbergia violacea at Farrer Ridge - 9 Jan 2016
Leucopogon attenuatus at Farrer Ridge - 10 Jun 2015
Chrysocephalum apiculatum at Farrer, ACT - 6 Apr 2015

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 20 Abundance
  • 20 Aug 2017 1:45 PM Recorded on
  • julielindner Recorded by
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