The wattle is the floral emblem of Australia.
It's what our country's colours - green and gold - are based on.
There are lots of different types of Wattle .
They all have little pompom flowers and the most amazing scent.
Some are lemon,
some are bright yellow
and some a deep gold.
Some have tiny pompoms and some have large pompoms.
They flower at different times throughout late Winter and early Spring.
At the moment the scent of wattle is everywhere where I live.
These wattles grow in Victoria, aren't they glorious?
The tree below is growing just around the corner.
More than anything else, to most Australians the wattle stands for home.