Description Jumping Jack Wattle is a spreading shrub that usually grows to less than 1.5 m tall. The branchlets are ribbed and reddish brown. The phyllodes are straight and narrow, growing from 1.5 cm to 4.5 cm long and about 1 mm wide. The plant produces bright yellow flowers between May and October. The spherical flower-heads are about 4 mm in diameter and contain over 20 flowers. The seed pods are about 2 cm long and 2 mm wide. The oblong seeds are dark brown to black and are around 3 mm in length.
Habitat Jumping Jack Wattle is often found in woodland and open forest where it grows in sandy soils, loamy soils and clay soils.
Distribution It is found in south eastern South Australia and western Victoria.