Common names: Blackwood Acacia,
Description: Fast growing tree, up to 20 m in height. Straight trunk with heaving spreading branches.
Flowers: Pale yellow, sphere shaped flower heads. Fruit is a reddish brown, twisted pod, narrower than the leaves. Contain 2-3 mm long, flat, round, shiny, black seeds.
Leaves: Greyish to dark, dull green leaves, 7-10 cm long and straight with 3-7 prominent longitudinal veins.
Reproduction: By seed. Seeds are dispersed by animals ingesting pods. Pods may also float by water. Reproduces abundantly after fire. Seeds remain viable for a long time in soil.
Flowering: Late winter
Habitat and Ecology: Native to Eastern Australia.