Spreading low shrub with characteristic winged stems that are blue-green but often reddish bronze at first. Phyllodes decurrent along the stem to form winged edges, each about 2.5 cm long. Flower heads globular; late winter to early spring. Fruit pods 4-5 cm long.
A. alata R. Br.,Winged Wattle, from WA also has characteristic flattened decurrent phyllodes but the upper edge of each wing has a glandular angle.
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.