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After wild A. floribunda seeds!

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Hey all!

 

Been a while since i'be been active :lol:

 

I'm after some Acacia floribunda seeds taken from wild plants (on properties etc)

I seem to have misplaced all mine :(

 

Happy to $$ or trade if there's anything you're after!

 

Thanks!

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May I ask why you'd prefer wild seed? There are loads in council reserves near me but obviously planted.

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40 minutes ago, Freakosystem said:

May I ask why you'd prefer wild seed? There are loads in council reserves near me but obviously planted.

Maybe the OP is concerned about cross-pollination among acacia species, a problem for seed-collectors in suburban areas. 

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2 hours ago, Freakosystem said:

May I ask why you'd prefer wild seed? There are loads in council reserves near me but obviously planted.

fyzygy is right and also i've found cultivated floribunda to be less hardy

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There are generally noted to be 2 quite different forms of Floribunda - domestic and wild both quite different on form and desired properties. 


The common, domestic, garden store type has short thin phyllodes with short orange flowers.

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The rarer-seen, wild bush type has long broad phyllodes with large bushy white flowers (the contrast is not really noticeable in these photos):

 

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There are obviously a number of forms that fall somewhere in between which are no doubt the result of hybridisation.
The MooseZeus-  I do have some seeds that are from a type with long phyllodes but quiet orange flowers grown on a friends property from SAB seed I believe

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