Wattle Dye Extract

SOURCE: Golden wattle, Acacia pycnanth, is a tree of the family Fabaceae, native to southeastern Australia.

Explorer Thomas Mitchell collected a specimen of it, from which George Bentham wrote the official species description in 1842.

The bark of golden wattle produces more tannin than any other wattle species, resulting in its commercial cultivation for production. It has been widely grown as an ornamental garden plant and for cut flower production, but has become a weed in South Africa, Tanzania, Italy, Portugal, Sardinia, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, as well as Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales. Wattle, (Acacia pycnantha) was made the official floral emblem of Australia in 1988, and has been featured on the country's postal stamps since.