Acacia cognata

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Acacia cognata
Acacia cognata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. cognata
Binomial name
Acacia cognata

Acacia subporosa var. linearis Benth.
Racosperma cognatum (Domin) Pedley

Acacia cognata, commonly known as bower wattle[2] or river wattle,[2] is a tree or shrub species that is endemic to Australia. It grows to between .6 and 10 metres high. The pale yellow globular flowerheads appear singly or in pairs in the leaf axils between July and October in the species' native range. It occurs in the states of New South Wales and Victoria.[2]

A number of cultivars have been developed:[3]

  • 'Bower Beauty'
  • 'Cousin It'
  • 'Copper Tips'
  • 'Green Mist'
  • 'Lime Magik'
  • 'Limelight'
  • 'Mop Top'
  • 'Waterfall'


  1. ^ "Acacia cognata". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Acacia cognata". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Hatch, Laurence. Cultivars of Woody Plants Volume I (A-G). Retrieved 2 April 2011.