Shrub to small tree. Twigs are ribbed and sparsely to densely hairy. Leaves are spiky, < 17 x 4 mm and reduced to phyllodes. Flowers are pale yellow, grouped on inflorescences extending beyond the leaves, and borne in September – November. Pods are usually straight and < 100 x 4 mm.
To help protect our environment, from 1 September 2021, you:
Roadsides, wastelands, scrub, wetland and plantation margins, coastal ecosystems, damp areas.
Seeds dispersed by gravity. Human-mediated dispersal through soil movement.
Can form dense, almost impenetrable stands with little understorey. High invasiveness potential.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Crown lift (cut off lower branches) to allow understory plants to establish or to underplant prior to controlling large trees.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.