A widely distributed species displaying considerable variation across its range. Local forms are typically shrubs of 2-3 metres in height with narrow, curved ëleavesí (phyllodes). Phyllodes in this species are typically double-veined, though the narrower phyllodes may appear to have only single vein. The phyllodes are often sticky and have a varnished appearance, created by resin glands which dot the surface. The globular yellow flower heads occur singly or in small groups on stalks at the base of each phyllode. These are followed by long, narrow pods which become leathery or papery at maturity.