Acacia pravissima

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Acacia pravissima
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Clade: Mimosoideae
Genus: Acacia
A. pravissima
Binomial name
Acacia pravissima
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Occurrence data from AVH

Acacia pravissima, the Ovens wattle or wedge-leaved wattle, is a species of flowering plant in the legume family Fabaceae. It is an evergreen shrub 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 5 m (16 ft), producing racemes of ball-shaped yellow flowers in winter and spring.

In temperate regions it is hardy only in mild or warm coastal climates, but must be given a sheltered spot in full sun with neutral or acid soil. Elsewhere it should be 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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