Acacia salicina, also known as the willow acacia and weeping wattle is an evergreen tree native to Australia growing 20-40 feet tall and half as wide (6). The grey-brown pendulous branchlets contain pendulous leaves called phyllodes, collectively giving the canopy a weeping effect (6). Each phyllode is green to grey-green, often glaucous, linear to oblanceolate, 3-8 inches long and less than 1 inch wide (6). In the spring, A. salicinas highly fragranced, round, cream-white flowers appear in 2-8 headed racemes (4, 6). Narrow, long, green pods grow 4 inches long and turn brown at maturity and split along both seams to reveal shiny black-brown seeds with a red aril attached (5, 6).