Like many other wattle species, Mulga is killed by hot summer wildfires. A common woodland
plant community across inland Australia, Mulga often occurs on red earths in grove formations. These groves are separated by inter-grove areas where no Mulga grows, and they mirror the pattern of deposition of seed and debris as flood waters recede following heavy rain. Mulga is one of the most widespread of all wattles occurring throughout inland Australia. Bushfood,
Traditional Use: Mulga seed is an important bushfood throughout the region. Mulga apples (the gall formed around insect larvae) are also a favoured bushfood. Honey ants are also dug out of their deep nests under Artetye groves. The timber is used extensively as firewood and traditionally for making shields, woomeras and digging sticks.
Mistletoe: There are two different species of Mistletoe in this plant: Pale-leaf
Mistletoe (Amyema maidenii – grey leaves and green flowers); and Flat-leaf Mistletoe (Amyema
spathulata – greenish-yellow leaves and red flowers).