Lightwood/ Hickory Wattle (Acacia implexa)

Lightwood/ Hickory Wattle (Acacia implexa)

Lightwood is an adaptive plant that tolerates both wet and dry conditions. Native to all states except Western Australia, Lightwood can grow up to 15-m high and its flowers are small-scented cream balls, which can be seen from December to March. Like all Acacias, Lightwood is widely used by many Aboriginal groups in a multitude of ways including as a dye (phyllodes), bark for tanning, as well as bark fibres to manufacture string for technologies such as nets.

Soure: Indigenous plant use; A booklet on the medicinal, nutritional and technological use of indigenous plants; By Zena Cumpston; Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL) Hub in Melbourne 2020 

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