Description The Fan Wattle is a prostrate spreading shrub, although some forms may be erect. The plant is quite bushy and prickly and grows to about 1.5 metres tall. The phyllodes are lance shaped or elliptical growing to about 1.5 cm long ad 4 mm wide. It flowers in winter and spring producing yellow flowers. The flower spikes have round flower heads containing 12 to 18 bright yellow flowers about 5 mm in diameter. The seed pods are curved or twisted growing up to 7 cm long and 5 mm wide.
Habitat Grows in dry eucalypt forest, woodland and heath, mainly in stony soils or sandy soils, often in dry creek beds.
Distribution Western Australia along the south coast near Ravensthorpe in the Goldfields-Esperance region. It is also found in coastal and inland parts of New South Wales and southern parts of Queensland.