A variable rusty-haired shrub to about 2 m tall. Leaves in irregular whorls of 3 or more, opposite or alternate, linear to ovate, 0.5-2 cm long, to 0.5 cm wide, margins bent under. Flowers having a yellow standard with a reddish blotch, keel yellow; spring to summer. Fruit pod 6-7 mm long, silky-hairy.
Several variants are known in horticulture.
Source: (2002). Fabaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.