Shrub or small tree to 6 m tall with flattened or angled branchlets. Phyllodes straight or slightly sickle-shaped, 2-5 cm long, 2-5 mm wide, midvein prominent as are sometimes other veins; margins hairy, 1 gland near the base. Flower heads of 10-20 golden yellow flowers; winter to spring. Fruit pods 5-8 cm long, 6-8 mm wide.
A dwarf form is available; it has become naturalised from roadside plantings.
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.