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'NAL-A-WORT' COASTAL WATTLE (Acacia sophorae) Seeds

'NAL-A-WORT' COASTAL WATTLE (Acacia sophorae) Seeds

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Acacia sophorae, commonly known as coastal wattle or coast wattle, is a wattle found in coastal and subcoastal south-eastern Australia from the Eyre Peninsula to southern Queensland.

Acacia sophorae is a prostrate shrub when growing on exposed coastal dunes but may grow as a large shrub to 2-3 metres in height.

Flowering occurs mainly in late winter and spring.Ā 

Grows to 3 metres

Hardy in a wide range of habitats. The plant is suited to a wide range of soil types provided they are not waterlogged.

A position in full sun or light shade is suitable and the species is tolerant of moderate frosts.

Bush food:Ā  In Tasmania, the fully-swollen green pods were laid on the fire, and the green seedsĀ were then picked out and eaten with meat like green peas.
The seeds were also eaten both green and ground up dry in S.A.

Not all Wattle seeds make good food, the betterĀ ones have a high content of oil, Coast wattle seeds have a high oil content.

Germination:Ā Propagation is relatively easy by normal seed raising methods following pretreatment by soaking in boiling water or by scarification.