“Weeping wattle “”weeps”” pure water!
Native to Africa, it can grow to about 15 meters or 50 feet tall.
During spring, the spittlebugs that reside on this tree may cause water to drip from its branches. The spittlebugs congregate on the young shoots and derive their nourishment by sucking the tree’s sap. On doing so, they secrete pure water and this is the cause of the “”weeping”” effect.
Its bright yellow flowers provide a high yield of nectar and pollen that attract bees and other insects. Its roots and other parts are used to treat wounds, toothaches and throat sores in traditional medicine.”