Acacia - The Name

Acacia pycnantha, commonly known as the golden wattle, is a tree native to south-eastern Australia, South Australia’s southern Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges across Victoria and northwards into inland areas of southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

During Australia’s bicentenary in 1988 the golden wattle was formally adopted as the floral emblem of Australia. The Australian Coat of Arms includes a wreath of wattle. Similarly, the green and gold colours used by Australian international sporting teams were inspired by the colours of wattles.

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