Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Acacia podalyriifolia A. Cunn.
Pearl acacia
Invasive, Potential minor problem species
Origin: East and South East Australia
Growth Form: Tree/shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Unarmed, evergreen shrub or small tree 3–6(–10) m high; branchlets and all new growth covered in a greyish, powdery bloom and densely velvety hairs. Leaves: Phyllodes, silvery-grey to dull green, velvety, oval or elliptic, short, 20–40 mm long with a single midrib. Flowers: Bright yellow, globular flowerheads in long, showy sprays, June–August. Fruit: Greyish-brown, velvety pods, 30–80 mm long, rather broad, 15–20 mm wide, margins often wavy.
Key Features:
Control: combination of chemical, mechanical and management techniques
Comments: no record from Swaziland yet, but recorded in Mpumalanga
More information:
Weeds & Invasive Plants Home Page
NRCS Plants Database

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J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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J.S. Peterson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

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The Weeds Society of Western Australia

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