Acacia pravissima

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Acacia pravissima
Acacia pravissima 'Golden Carpet' - UC Santa Cruz Arboretum - DSC07394.JPG
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Acacia
Species: A. pravissima
Binomial name
Acacia pravissima

Acacia pravissima (Ovens wattle or wedge-leaved wattle), is a species of evergreen shrub in the Fabaceae family native to Victoria, the South West Slopes and Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.[1]

The Latin specific epithet pravissima means “very crooked”.[2]

It grows to 5m, producing racemes of yellow flowers in Winter and Spring.

In cultivation in temperate climates it is usually grown under glass. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]


  1. ^ "Acacia pravissima F.Muell". National Herbarium of New South Wales. PlantNET. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X. 
  3. ^ RHS Plant Selector Acacia pravissima AGM / RHS Gardening
  • R Lancaster, (1998). Plants That Should Be Better Known: Acacia pravissima, ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.

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