T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Paraserianthes lophantha (Bush Wattle)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabalesae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Paraserianthes
Species: P. lophantha
Binomial name: Paraserianthes lophantha
Common name: Bush wattle

Wattle is an evergreen tree up to 20 metres tall. which establishes quickly and displaces native plants. It is a fast-growing evergreen up to five metres tall with greenish-yellow bottlebrush-like flowers. It has flat, green or brown seedpods up to 15cm long and each tree can produce large quantities of black seed.






 


Underside of the leaves.


The distinctive branches.