Open, many-branched shrub to 2 metres in height. The ‘leaves’ (phyllodes) are typically oval-shaped, dull grey-green or blue-green, and waxy or leathery to the touch. Unlike D. leptophylla, the leaves of D. latifolia have prominent reticulate (ënet-likeí) venation. Produces clusters of yellow pea flowers with markings in orange and red. The fruits are triangular and consist of two wings held together until maturity, whereupon they become dry and papery and split apart, dispersing one or two mottled seeds.