Woolly Wattle Acacia lanigera var whanni .
This wattle can be found across Ruffy , Highlands and Caveat on higher slopes with poor gravelly soil and rocky outcrops. It is not very common .
It is a woodland and dry forest shrub up to 1m in height.
It flowers late August – early September .
The seeds are ripe for collection in December and January .
Has a distinctive woolly curly seed pod .
Establishes reasonably well when direct seeded.
It makes good wildlife habitat . The flowers are a pollen source for native moths , butterflies and other insects, and a nectar source for honeyeaters. Insected eating birds are attracted . Native birds , including parrots and pigeons, eat the seeds.