The blunt wattle is a multi-stemmed shrub which grows up to 2 m in height. The flower heads are golden, and globular to oblong in shape. The phyllodes (flattened leaf stalks functioning as leaves) are a dull medium-green, 6–14 cm long and 1–1.4 mm wide. They have eight close parallel nerves, which are approximately equal in width. The seed pods are linear, up to 60 mm long and 2 mm wide
Blunt Wattle |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Acacia aprica
Fire High suspected Occasional fires are likely to be required for reproduction; frequency current (Bayliss 2003); and reduced fire frequencies may be responsible for past population declines (Buist et al.; 2002).
Weed invasion following fire events is also a significant threat to regeneration potential.