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Variable shrub growing to 2 metres in height (sometimes more). The pinnate leaves are very narrow and have a furrow on the upper surface. The presence of fine hairs on these leaves gives them a silvery appearance. The bright yellow flowers are often produced in profusion. They are followed by flattened, oval-shaped pods which are dark brown and glossy at maturity. The seeds are dark, flat and often ‘teardrop’ shaped.
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.
Generally June to October, though flowers have been observed year-round.
Roadsides west of Wagga Wagga, e.g. The Gap Rd, Tooyal School Rd, Millwood Rd. Increasingly common west of Wagga. A very small population persists on Patersons Rd.
Extra Notes.
A large complex of species awaiting taxonomic revision. At least two subspecies occur locally.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery