Description The Wyalong Wattle is an erect or spreading shrub that grows to about 2 m, to 3 m in height. The bark is smooth and dark grey or mottled brown. The greyish-green leaves are fern-like (bipinnate) and soft in texture. The plant produces bright yellow flowers in late winter and spring from August to November. The flower clusters are up to 6 cm long with groups to 6 to 21 flower heads. The spherical flower-heads have a diameter of up to 5 mm. The seed pods are flat and straight or slightly curved, with papery or leathery texture, growing up to about 11 cm long and about 6 mm long.
Habitat The Wyalong Wattle is found in Eucalyptus woodland and mallee, on stony hills and ridges in shallow rocky sandy soils.
Distribution The Wyalong Wattle is native to central and southern New South Wales. It has also now become naturalized on the Central Coast and Southern Tablelands regions.