|Acacia retinodes subsp. var.||Silver wattle, Swamp wattle, Wirilda|
Acacia retinodes is a perennial tree which is widely distributed throughout the world. It is unusual amongst the Acacias, since it flowers the whole year round. Some common names for Acacia retinodes are Retinodes Water Wattle, Swamp Wattle, Wirilda, Ever-blooming Wattle and Silver Wattle. It grows to a height of 6-10m.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Acacia retinodes, Schlecht. A tall shrub or small tree: phyll. lanceolate, with nerve-like margins and narrowed to base, acute, pinnately veined. 3-6 in. long, 1/4-3/4in. wide; gland 1/4in. from base: fls. in racemes, mostly compound; peduncles 1/4in. long; 30-40 fls. in a head: pod flat, with nerve-like margin, 3—4 in. long, about 1/4in. wide; funicle colored red, encircling seed, bent back upon itself in a double fold and ending in club-shaped aril; ripe June-Oct. Fls. Feb.-Sept. —Very closely resembling A. neriifolia in foliage and fls., but differs in pod, being narrower than that of A. neriifolia, while the funicle is red and encircles seed in double fold. CH
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- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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