Tumut Wattle, Wedge-leaved Wattle, Ovens Wattle, Ovens Acacia, Wedge-leaf Wattle.
Pravissima, meaning most irregular or asymmetrical, referring to branching.
Presence in Australia
Noted in Upper Gilmore.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
Sclerophyll forest and woodland.
Erect or spreading shrub or small tree, 3-8m high. Grey, smooth or finely fissured bark, angled or flattened branchlets and dense foliage.
Light to medium soils. Tolerates frost, seasonal waterlogging and drought.
Early-late Dec. Monitor closely as seeds dropped soon after pods turn brown.
From scarified seed (±114 viable seeds per gram). Pour boiling water over seeds and soak for several hours before sowing.
From seed after disturbance such as fire, and along stony or sandy streamsides after flood.
Shade and shelter
Excellent low-level cover in windbreaks.
Excellent for controlling streambank erosion due to soil-binding fibrous roots. Useful component in rehabilitation works due to ability to improve soil fertility, through "fixing" nitrogen.
Flowers are a pollen source for native moths, butterflies and other insects. Insect-eating, seed-eating and nectar feeding birds attracted.
Attractive foliage and prolific flowers. Prune after flowering to prevent straggly growth.
Foliage dyes wool a range of colours depending on mordants used.