The Round-leaf Wattle (Acacia strongylophylla) is a straggly prickly shrub that grows to a up to 3 metres in height. The flower-heads are globular with a deep golden yellow. Seen flowering between June-October.

Round-leaf Wattle (Acacia strongylophylla)
Round-leaf Wattle (Acacia strongylophylla) © Greg Sully

Found growing in rocky ranges in Western Australia, Central Australia, down to South Australia and western Queensland.

Common Name
Round-leaf Wattle, Wait-a-while Wattle, Skeleton Wattle.

More in-depth information can be found in publications and online. Some suggested resources are detailed in the Footnote & References below.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Clade: Tracheophytes
  • Clade: Angiosperms
  • Clade: Eudicots
  • Clade: Rosids
  • Order: Fabales
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Clade: Mimosoideae
  • Genus: Acacia
  • Species: A. strongylophylla
  • Binomial name: Acacia strongylophylla

Footnote & References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, ‘Acacia’, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 8 November 2020, 04:07 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Acacia&oldid=987607881 [accessed 19 November 2020]
  2. Wattle – Acacias of Australia, Acacia strongylophylla, https://apps.lucidcentral.org/wattle/pdf/entities/acacia_strongylophylla.pdf