Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is a native tree of Australia and is recognised as the nation's floral emblem. Australian international sporting teams display green and gold which is inspired by the colours of wattles (Acacia), the genus of the Golden Wattle.
The golden wattle's natural growing range is southeastern Australia from Eyre Peninsula to southern New South Wales, but they are now found in all parts of Australia. They can grow up to 8 m (26 ft) and they produce a profusion of fragrant golden-yellow flowers which appear for several months in late winter and spring. Their natural environment is usually as a plant growing within a dry eucalypt forest. Due to their national symbolic status and fragrant yellow flowers the species is widely planted as an ornamental and is also a popular street tree.