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Acacia acradenia

This short-lived species grows up to 3m high and is killed by hot fires. Its broad yellowishgreen leaves are offset
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Acacia neurocarpa

This is a fast-growing, short-lived species that until recently was considered synonymous with Candelabra Wattle (Acacia holosericea). It occurs in
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Blue Mallee

Attractive Garden Tree: A distinctive blue-leaved mallee; the round leaves at the ends of branches are actually juvenile. Attractive creamy
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Blunt-leaf Cassia

Attractive Garden Plant: Grows up to 2 m high, produces masses of yellow flowers in the cooler months and has
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Coonavittra Wattle

Attractive Garden Plant: A fast-growing, slender shrub with bluish leaves, droopy foliage and bright red stems. It occurs only in
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Crimson Turkey Bush

Attractive Garden Plant: There are two leaf forms– one dark green and the other greyer – but both produce nectar-rich
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Dead Finish

The drought-resistant nature of this spiky wattle is captured in its common name – Dead Finish: the last species to
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Dead Finish

The drought-resistant nature of this spiky wattle is captured in its common name – Dead Finish: the last species to
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Dense Cassia

Attractive Garden Plant: Common and widespread in a range of habitats across inland Australia, this species grows up to 2m
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Des Nelson Wattle

Attractive Garden Plant: The common name of this rare wattle honours local botanist Des Nelson, who first collected this species
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Georgina Gidgee

The flowers and foliage of this dense, small tree emit a strong sulphuric odour after rains. It is poisonous to
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Hill Mulga

Hill Mulga differs from Mulga in being less bushy, having darker, more furrowed bark, and narrower seed pods. It grows
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Horse Mulga

After rain, this dense rounded shrub produces a flush of cylindrical yellow flowers. Horse Mulga is killed by hot summer
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Horse Mulla Mulla

This species grows up to 1m high on rocky hills or Spinifex-dominated plains. It produces mauve-pink flower spikes after rains
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Ironwood

Mature trees are very graceful, with drooping foliage and rough-barked trunks, while immature plants have broader, spiny, short leaves. Ironwoods
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Latz’s Wattle

Attractive Garden Plant: This nationallylisted threatened species is only known from two range systems in the NT and northern SA.
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Limestone Mallee

Attractive Garden Tree: Red Mallee grows up to 8m and produces masses of creamy yellow flowers. It is a source
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Long-leaved Corkwood

The thick, corky bark gives rise to the common name for this species, and helps protect this shrub from fires.
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Mann Range Mallee

This rough-barked mallee produces masses of small white flowers after rainfall events, and grows up to 10m. It occurs in
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Mountain Wanderrie

A widespread perennial grass in arid Australia, Mountain Wanderrie grows mainly in rocky habitats throughout much of arid and semi-arid
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