golden wattle


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golden wattle

n
1. (Plants) an Australian yellow-flowered leguminous plant, Acacia pycnantha, that yields a useful gum and bark
2. (Plants) any of several similar and related plants, esp Acacia longifolia of Australia
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Noun1.golden wattle - shrubby Australian tree having clusters of fragrant golden yellow flowersgolden wattle - shrubby Australian tree having clusters of fragrant golden yellow flowers; widely cultivated as an ornamental
genus Acacia - large genus of shrubs and trees and some woody vines of Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Polynesia: wattle; mimosa
wattle - any of various Australasian trees yielding slender poles suitable for wattle
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In the patches burnt since 1992, Cassinia species and Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha have developed a medium-tall shrub layer, larger in places and shading the ground; species diversity and the moss layer are much reduced here.
Other delightful details include, for example, the story of the Australian bicentenary and the golden wattle plant--its taxonomical history, declaration as national emblem in 1988 by the then Governor-General Sir Ninian Stephens, and its subsequent gazettal, as well as an extensive explanation of the 'hopping mouse', among many other additions to the rounding out of the expedition experience.
To support the return of natural sand dune movement and enhance habitat for the birds, the team implemented a plan to remove invasive vegetation, including European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria), iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis) and Sydney golden wattle (Acacia longifolia).
Which country has the golden wattle as its national flower?