The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Botany picture #96: Acacia boormanii
Acacia boormanii (Fabaceae), ACT, 2013. Here in south-eastern Australia, the 'wattles' (genus Acacia) herald spring. The landscape is turning yellow, and bees are getting busy on them. This species is native further south in the mountains of New South Wales and Victoria but has been widely planted as an ornamental.