Acacia ulicifolia (Salisb.) Court

Juniper Wattle

Victorian Naturalist 73: 173 (1957) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, often straggly shrub, mostly 1–2 m high; branchlets sparsely to moderately covered in minute hairs, at least at extremities. Phyllodes scattered, sometimes subverticillate, spreading, subsessile, linear-triangular, 5–15(–20)mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide, rigid, flat, ridges sometimes minutely papillose, rarely hairy, green, pungent; midrib prominent on each face; gland obscure, 0.5–3 mm above base; stipules persistent, frequently more than 1 mm long. Peduncles 1 per axil, 7–15 mm long, slender, 0.3–0.5 mm diam. when dry, usually glabrous, basal bracts 3, fused; heads globular, 20–35-flowered, creamy-yellow, bracteoles acuminate, not or scarcely exserted beyond buds. Flowers 5-merous; sepals free or united; petals 1-veined. Pods 2–6 cm long, 4–6 mm wide, thinly coriaceous, normally slightly constricted between seeds, glabrous or subglabrous, dark brown to black; seeds longitudinal, oblong to elliptic, 3.5–5 mm long, normally mottled, without aril, funicle filiform. Flowers Apr.–Oct.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Of scattered distribution in Victoria, from the Grampians to East Gippsland, usually growing on sand in heath or dry sclerophyll woodland or open-forest.

Source: Entwisle, T.J.; Maslin, B.R.; Cowan, R.S.; Court, A.B. (1996). Mimosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-12-13
Hero image
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Acacia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Acacia ulicifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Acacia ulicifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory