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Low, spreading shrub usually less than 1.5 metres high but often 2 metres or more wide. The ‘leaves’ (phyllodes) are short (usually < 3 centimetres) and narrow, with a rounded tip and distinct kink a short distance from the base. The lemon-yellow flower heads are generally loosely spherical rather than neat and globose as for most Acacia species. These are produced in pairs from the phyllode bases and often appear quite dense along the stems. The pods are long (to 12 cm), very narrow (0.2-0.3 cm), straight or curved, and light brown in colour. They often have a distinctive √ęspicy√≠ smell unlike the sweet smell of the flowers.
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.
Winter and early spring.
A small population occurs on Patersons Rd near Oura. More common near Gundagai and Temora.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery