Acacia pycnantha

Acacia pycnantha_Ron Vanderhoff
Photo by Ron Vanderhoff

Common names: golden wattle

Acacia pycnantha (golden wattle) is a shrub (family Fabaceae) with golden yellow flowers and narrow leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area and coastal ranges of California. It is native to Southeastern Australia. It favors woodland habitats. It spreads via long-lived seeds, and is dispersed by ants, birds, wind, water and dumped garden waste.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

CDFA Rating: None?


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 pycnantha 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.