Des Nelson Wattle

Category: Flora

Scientific Name:

Acacia desmondii

Arrernte Name:

Not confirmed

Conservation Status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Attractive Garden Plant: The common name of this rare wattle honours local botanist Des Nelson, who first collected this species in 1964 from hill slopes in the Rodinga Range south of Alice Springs. Known from only a few locations in the area, this stunning wattle grows up to 5m on sandstone ridge habitat. It propagates readily from seed and seems to do well in cultivation in some Alice Springs gardens.