Acacia cowleana

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Halls Creek wattle
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
A. cowleana
Binomial name
Acacia cowleana

Acacia oligophleba Pedley[1]

Acacia cowleana, Halls Creek wattle, is a northern Australian native shrub.[2] It is a flowering plant with yellow flowers that only open in winter.[3] Its origin is the Northern Australia's dry tropics.[4] It belongs to the genus of Acacia.


It is a small tree of height 1–7 metres (6–12 feet) with large grey phyllodes and yellow rod flowers.[5] Its bark is fibrous. The phyllodes are 80 to 200 mm long by 10–30 mm wide and curved.[6]


The shrub grows in woodlands with spinifex at Beulah Station near Enngonia.[7] Its growth is medium-fast. It easily grows from seed but has a short life span.[8] It is a reliable shrub for temperate to arid climates in reasonably well drained soils. Though not generally considered to be endangered, the species is regarded as rare in New South Wales.[6][7] It is not commonly cultivated, though it is reported to be grown in California.[6]


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  2. ^ "Acacia cowleana".
  3. ^ "Acacia cowleana • Australian Native Plants • Plants • 800.701.6517".
  4. ^ "Northern Australia – Dry Tropics • Australian Native Plants • Plants • 800.701.6517".
  5. ^ Western Australian Herbarium, Biodiversity and Conservation Science. "FloraBase—the Western Australian Flora".
  6. ^ a b c "Acacia cowleana".
  7. ^ a b "PlantNET - FloraOnline".
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2010-10-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Alice Springs Town Council-Recommended Plant Database-Acacia cowleana- Growth and Notes(2nd line)