Botanical Name: Acacia lasiocarpa
Flowering Period: June to October
Native to: Western Australia, from Kalbarri to Mandurah in coastal sand dunes and sandy gravel woodlands.
This small (0.3 to 1.5m) hardy Wattle has leaves with edges that fold under and often single spines on the stems. It gets its name from its habit of growing well in coastal sand dune areas. Its profuse flowers are small yellow balls produced on slender, hairy branches. When grown in a domestic garden it can provide a safe haven from predators for small birds.
Location in Zoo: Australian Bushwalk in the fenced garden opposite the rock paintings.