- Family: Fabaceae
- Form: Semi-deciduous shrub or small tree with horizontal branch habit, reaching 8-20 ft.
- Leaves: Bi-pinnately compound, alternate, entire, linear, glabrous
- Stem/Bark: Spiney, evident lenticels
- Flower: Yellow, fragrant, globose heads
- Fruit: Legume, green turning black, often in clusters
- Comments: Sweet Acacia makes an outstanding specimen tree. A related species, Acacia choriophylla, is equally spectacular, with larger leaflets and no spines.
- Additional Resources:
Florida Native Plant Society