Acacia paradoxa

Acacia paradoxa_C122-06
Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Common names: kangaroothorn

Acacia paradoxa (kangaroothorn) is a shrub (family Fabaceae) with yellow flowers and spiny branches found in the coastal ranges of California. It is native to Southeastern Australia. It favors woodland habitats. It is pollinated by beetles, wasps, bees and other insects. Its seeds are dispersed via water, birds and human activities.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed RIC Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

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Other Acacia paradoxa Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • CDFA - California official noxious weeds.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.