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Acacia monticola (Red Wattle)

Also known as Red Wattle or Scratchy Wattle, this large shrub is a common component of the pindan vegetation in the Dampier Peninsula. Its reddish brown bark that continuously peels in small curly flakes leaves the tree looking like it has a coat of red curly hair.

Traditionally Kimberley Aboriginal people made digging and clapping sticks, boomerangs and spear heads out of the wood. The tree was also used medicinally, an infusion of leaves being applied to bruised and painful areas of the body.

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