Name that plant

Back to Name that Plant

  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 21 / 2019

  • Season Photo Was Taken


  • Region Photo Was Taken


  • City


  • State


  • Posted by



I bought “pink wisteria seeds” on Amazon and sprouted this instead four years ago. The seeds came from China. It survived the last two winters with lows of 21F. This summer it is thriving and is twice as tall as the fence. The seeds were small, hard and black. Took a month to germinate. The leaves are very small and close at night.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome Nosebug! Appreciate for the confirmed ID. Hopefully it will flower for you soon. According to sources, Acacia tends to bloom when young.
    On the side note, seed sellers oversea are iffy at best. Glad to see your purchased seeds had produced a very interesting & pretty looking plant. I heard that some people ordered exotic seeds from China and got radishes instead.

    July 22nd, 2022 at 12:36am

  • Nosebug Unregistered says:

    That’s it! Thank you Laura! It is absolutely Acacia Dealbata, more native to Australia and Tasmania. I can’t believe the cold didn’t kill it. Beautiful yellow flowers. I have to let it grow and maybe it will flower someday. It is four years old but only gets 5 hours of direct sun per day. Instead of full. Someone tricked me with those seeds.

    July 21st, 2022 at 4:55pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Without flowers & fruits to help narrow down, I can only tell that it appears belong in the legume family (Fabaceae)? There are trees species from different general in this family have similar looking leaves. Better to wait until it matures enough to flower for a confirmed ID. Please resubmit with photos of flowers and fruits when it blooms. For now take a look at an Acacia species (A. dealbata) in the family that has black seeds from the included link below. Scrolling down toward the back of the page for information and images. Click to enlarge. Thank you & best wishes!

    July 21st, 2022 at 1:24am

  • Advertisement

Leave A Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *