Hairy-stemmed Zig-Zag Wattle  |  

Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The hairy-stemmed zig-zag wattle is a rounded shrub to 1 m tall with thickened, sharply-pointed phyllodes, 3 to 4 cm long and 1 to 1.5 mm wide. Flowers are in yellow globular heads, on 4 to 6 mm long stalks and appear from August to November. Pods are narrow and coiled, 4 cm long and 2 mm wide.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Acacia subflexuosa subsp. capillata

    Threats The Interim Recovery Plan (Harris and Brown; 2003) listed the main threats to the hairy stemmed zig zag wattle as road maintenance; weed invasion and inappropriate fire regimes Road maintenance threatens all subpopulations however; it is the most significant threat to Subpopulation 1a where a school bus turnaround bay is located.