Spreading shrub 1-3 m tall with branchlets waxy-blue. Leaves bipinnate, with 8-15 pairs of primary divisions without glands and each division with 8-12 pairs of minute leaflets, each 1-2 mm long. Flower clusters of 9-20 flowers; spring to early summer. Flower heads of 20-40 golden flowers. Fruit pods 3-9 cm long, 4-6 mm wide.
A 'Gold Lace' is a prostrate cultivar raised at Kuranga Nsy, Ringwood, Vic, c. 1990. PVJ 2(2)26.
Source: (2002). Mimosaceae. 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.