Bent-leaf Wattle, Small Winter Wattle, Bent-leaved Wattle.
Flexifolia, from Latin flexus, bent, and folium, leaf, presumably referring to flexibility of fresh "leaves" and twigs.
Presence in Australia
Noted in the Narrandera-Morundah-Galore-Collingullie region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, SA.
Chiefly woodland, dry sclerophyll forest and mallee in inland districts.
Spreading bushy shrub, 30cm to 1.5m high. Angled or flattened resinous branchlets and grey-green "leaves".
Related to Streaked Wattle (A. lineata) but differs in "leaf" shape, flowers and seed pods.
Well-drained light to heavy soils, partial to full sun. Tolerates frost. Withstands extended dry periods.
Golden-yellow, usually Jun-Sept. Perfumed.
Nov to Dec.
From scarified seed or cuttings.
From seed and suckers after fire, forming dense groundcover. Does not establish as readily as most wattles when direct seeded.
Shade and shelter
Useful low-level cover in windbreaks.
Legume - improves soil fertility by "fixing" nitrogen.
Attractive ornamental or informal hedge for gardens as flowers mostly during winter. Responds well to light pruning after flowering.