- erect, spreading shrub of 0.5-1.5m in height
- leaves are 2-3mm long, 2-3mm in diameter
- leaves are straight or curved, resinous, glossy and taper to a point
- flowers heads contain 12-15 individual flowers
- seed pods are 1-3cm long, 2-2.5mm broad, straight or curved, brown resinous, glossy with a pointed tip.
- perennial shrub that flowers from August to October
- soil types are calcareous sands, red shallow porous loam or grey-brown calcareous loamy earth.
Resin wattle is listed as nationally vulnerable – approximately 2,800 individual plants remaining in the Murraylands and Riverland region.
- grazing (kangaroos, stock and rabbits)
- weed competition
- small population size
- lack of germination and new plant survival
- fire (either too frequent or not frequent enough)
Found in mallee woodland habitats. In mallee habitats, the overstorey is dominated by:
- white mallee (Eucalyptus phenax ssp. phenax)
- beaked red mallee (Eucalyptus sociallis)
- narrow-leaved red-mallee (Eucalyptus leptophylla)
- congoo mallee (Eucalyptus dumosa)
- ridge-fruited mallee (Eucalyptus incrassata)
In woodland habitats, the overstorey is dominated by:
- peppermint box (Eucalytpus odorata)
The midstorey shrub layer is dominated by acacia and melaleuca, and the undergrowth is dominated by grasses, sedges and small shrubs.
Endemic to South Australia. In the Murraylands and Riverland region populations are found in:
- Murray Bridge/Brinkley
How you can help
Please be aware of native plants and help preserve them by:
- preventing damage caused by grazing
- preventing removal/illegal collection
- controlling weeds to reduce competition
- taking a photo instead of picking native flowers
- volunteering with the Murraylands and Riverland region or joining your local native vegetation group
- reporting any sightings of these endangered plants to our offices (contact details below).