Commonly known as coastal wattle, Acacia sophorae is found mainly growing on the frontal dunes of beaches and most coastal areas.
It can grow from a prostrate shub to a 6m tree, depending on growing conditions. It is highly salt tolerant, making it perfect for dune stabilisation.
The seeds were a staple part of the Aboriginal diet. The new green seeds can be boiled and eaten like peas or the mature black seeds can be roasted and ground into flour.