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Earleaf acacia

Acacia auriculiformis

Earleaf acacia is an evergreen tree that reaches heights up to 50 feet. Leaves are blade-like, slightly curved, and 5-8 in long. Native to southeast Asia, this species was introduced to the U.S. pre-1930 and used extensively in street landscaping in southern Florida for many years. Now common in disturbed areas, it has invaded pinelands, scrub, and hammocks. Bright yellow flower stalks appear spring through fall. Seeds are dispersed by several bird species, including the introduced European starling.

 

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