Dagger Wattle, Creek Wattle.
Siculiformis, from Latin sicula, small dagger, and formis, resembling, referring to dagger-like "leaves".
Presence in Australia
Noted in the hills of the areas Rosewood Plateau; Ournie; Paddy"s River-Burra Valley; Tooma and Bringenbrong-Khancoban.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas.
Eucalypt woodland and dry sclerophyll forest, often on granite-derived soils. Common near streams.
Spreading to erect shrub 50cm to 3m high with rigid "leaves" 1-3cm long.
Well-drained rocky or sandy sites. Tolerates frost and snow. Very hardy.
Golden-yellow or pale-yellow to more or less white, Aug-Nov.
Early Dec to late Feb.
From scarified seed. Pour boiling water over seeds and soak for several hours before drying and sowing.
From seed, particularly after fire.
Shade and shelter
Useful low-level cover in windbreaks.
Useful in controlling erosion, due to soil-binding fibrous roots. Legume, improves soil fertility by "fixing" nitrogen.
Prickly foliage good refuge for small birds. Flowers are a pollen source for native moths, butterflies and other insects. Insect-eating birds attracted. Nectar an important food for native insects and birds. Seed source for parrots and native pigeons.
Attractive for low maintenance areas in cool regions.