A fast growing shrub to small tree 4-8 m tall, trunk dividing just above the ground. Bark smooth, reddish to grey. Phyllodes linear to lanceolate, 10-25 cm long, 0.5-5 cm wide, sometimes sickle-shaped, tapering gradually at each end, often glaucous at first, gland at the base. Flower heads globular, deep yellow to almost orange, in clusters in the leaf axils; mostly late spring. Fruit pods 6-12 cm long, 5-6 mm wide, slightly constricted around the seed.
Grows well in sand and near the coast, thus useful for soil stabilisation but has the potential to become weedy.
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.