I am currently holidaying in a very picturesque and quiet hamlet in Uttarakhand where the winters have just begun to give way to spring. Upon my arrival here, I noticed these really beautiful yellow flowers on a Acacia tree. It’s definitely a variety of the acacia family, I am unable to identify which one as google is showing three different species under this picture.
I am going with Acacia Decurrens which is native to Australia. It’s commonly called Black Wattle or Early Green Wattle. It’s a valuable resource for extracting tannin fom its bark.
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The flowers are arranged in a thick spray formation and are so densely cloistered, it’s hard to notice any leaves on the trees. In fact the flowers are like little powder puff balls of yellow, bunched up very closely. The blossoms smell heavenly, perfuming the air around the tree with their glorious fragrance.
I have noticed several such trees in this area which seem to be closely related to the Acacia tree. We have our own version of the Acacia, called babool or kikar in local lingo. I have been going crazy taking pictures as the sight of the sunshine florals makes me very happy.
Have you ever come across a Acacia tree? What do you think of this one?
Joining in the #Thursdaytreelove linky with Parul which is a fortnightly feature every month.
My previous post for this linky can be found here