Scientific Name: Acacia uncifolia
Conservation status: Endangered in Victoria (FFG Act)
Description: Coast Wirilda’s distribution across Victoria is largely confined to the coastal limestone (calcarenite) of the Bellarine Peninsula where it is classified as rare. It grows in various locations around Barwon Heads, producing suckers, and is easily identified by leaves with a single vein and a tiny ‘hook’ at the end. Coast Wirilda is a common host to wire-leafed mistletoe which are also becoming rare. Flowering is sporadic with cream yellow balls followed by long seed pods.
Plant Form: Shrubs
Where to find: Throughout Barwon Heads
Foliage: Thin green leaves with a single vein and distinctive ‘hook’
Flower: Creamy yellow balls
Flowering: October – February