Open shrub to 3 m or more tall. Leaves variable, ovate-lanceolate to obovate or elliptic, sometimes narrow or linear, to 12 cm long, 2.5 cm wide and with prominent venation. Flowers of 5-20 flowers, yellow and brown, fragrant; spring. Fruit pod about 1 cm long.
Several species are occasionally cultivated, of which this is by far the most common.
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.