Spreading shrub or tree to 6 metres in height (though more commonly 2-4 m), usually with a rounded canopy. The ‘leaves’ (phyllodes) are dark green and straight or slightly curved with a rounded tip and a single prominent midvein. They reach 12 centimetres in length. The globular golden flower heads are produced in clusters from the bases of the phyllodes. These are followed by long (up to 12 cm) pods which are dark brown at maturity and are often said to resemble a string of beads (moniliform).
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.
Mid-winter to spring.
By roadsides chiefly in the west of the district. Also near Bethungra and Junee Reefs Rd.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery