name botanical:Acacia melanoxylon
other name:Sally wattle
other name:Lightwood, Tasmanian Blackwood
other name:Black wattle
family:Legume or pea or bean family (Fabaceae)
height:up to 20 m (66 ft)
The leaves are dull green, oblong to ovate and short-petiolate.
The yellow flowers are borne in large, yellow racemes.
Legumes: brown pods containing the seeds.
bark:The bark is gray - brown and furrowed longitudinally fissured.
The blackwood wattle tolerates coastal conditions and frost. The plant is suited for coastal protection.