Typically a low, spreading shrub to 2 metres in height and 3 metres wide (sometimes more). The ‘leaves’ (phyllodes) are highly variable in size and shape but are usually narrow and rounded at the tip. They tend to be longer and narrower than those of A. buxifolia. The globular yellow flower heads occur in clusters concentrated towards the ends of the branches. The pods are dark brown at maturity and may be straight or curved. The seeds have an extended tendril attached to the funicle which is absent in A. buxifolia.
Seed is protected by a hard seed coat which must be broken (either by nicking, abrading, or soaking briefly in near-boiling water) before it will germinate. Germinates readily after treatment. May also grow from cuttings.
Chiefly August to October. Some sources report flowering as early as April.
Generally found west from the Olympic Hwy, though populations occur near Ladysmith. Very common by roadsides west of Wagga. Also The Rock NR and TSR, Willans Hill, Red Hill and Pomingalarna.
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