The seeds of Acacia cyclops have been used traditionally by Aboriginal communities for food, and this acacia species is one of the edible acacia species utilised by the food industry, and increasingly by people interested in ‘bush tucker’ plants.
- An artlcle on edible acacias: ANPSA
- The Wikipedia page on Acacia cyclops – including uses
- The Australian distribution of Acacia cyclops
The green seeds (pictured in the gallery) can be lightly cooked as a nutritious legume – like green soya beans.
Origin: Busselton and Surrounds
Soil Preferences: Coastal Alkaline, Limestone, Sand, Sand Dunes
Tolerances: Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Heavy Soils, Lime Tolerant, Salt, Shade
Plant Uses: Bird Attracting, Bird Attracting - Insect Eaters, Bird Attracting - Seed Eaters, Bush Tucker / Human Food, Fire Retarding, Firewood, Hedge, Possum Friendly, Sand Binding, Screening, Shelterbelt, Shrubbery, Windbreak
Growth Forms: Large Shrubs/Small Trees
Size Range: 2-5m
Flowering Times: Long Flowering
Flowering Months: 01 Jan, 02 Feb, 03 Mar, 04 Apr, 05 May, 09 Sep, 10 Oct, 11 Nov, 12 Dec
Flowering Colours: Yellow
Wholesale Availability: Available for wholesale ordering and purchase at the Nursery.