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The Prickly Moses Wattle - Acacia ulicifolia

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Most of the Australian acacias have modified leaf-stalks, or phyllodes, to take over the function of leaves. This acacia, Prickly Moses, has leaves reduced to needlelike phyllodes. Whether these characteristics have evolved in response to dryness or to low levels of nutrients, or both, remains a matter for argument but there is no doubt that in heathlands and dry forest the struggle for nutrients in intense.

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The Prickly Moses Wattle - Acacia ulicifolia
The Prickly Moses Wattle - Acacia ulicifolia
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