Plants at the AALBG

Mulga (Acacia aneura)

Mulga is a common plant in Australia's dry inland and was once used by Aboriginal people to make spears and long narrow shields called 'mulgas'. It is a widespread species with varying forms, from a multi-branched shrub of 1 metre to an erect tree of 7 metres. This bird-attracting tree has pretty yellow flowering spikes, which appear after heavy rains. It is believed that the Mulga lives for up to 400 years. The wood is very hard and is used for turning, craftwork and fence posts.

map legend Distribution of Mulga in Australia.


Plant profile: Mulga




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