The mulga (acacia) tree has many branches which can start at the base of the trunk. These branches have needle like phyllods; not true leaves, in order to reduce evaporation and moisture lost in an extremely hot climate. As with many other members of the Acacia genus, many parts of the mulga acacia tree are edible. The pollen-rich flowers may be cooked and used in fritters, while the protein and fiber-rich seeds may be dried and ground into a flour.
I love this photograph with the sunlight baking the numerous branches; it evokes a sense of warmth and heat which is often very welcome in London! This photograph is very peaceful and tranquil to be around and offers a wonderful escape from urban living.
Giclee Hahnemuhle Pearl paper, (285 g.s.m.)