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

CDFA Rating: -*?


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

Weed 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.

Other Acacia paradoxa Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.