Ovens Wattle , Acacia pravissima , can be found along most major streams in
the Strathbogie Ranges. The photos are of the middle reaches of the Hughes Creek.
This small tree /large spreading shrub tolerates frost , waterlogging and drought.
Flowers September to October.
Flowers are a pollen source for native moths, butterflies and other insects.
Insect eating , seed eating & nectar eating birds are attracted.
Seeds a ripen for collection in early December.
Very successful in direct seeding.
Excellent for controlling streambank erosion due to its fibrous roots that bind the soil.