Tall evergreen shrub < 8 m tall. Stems are angular and densely hairy. Leaves are narrow, oval, < 8 cm long, silky when young and smooth when mature. Flowers are yellow/orange, pea-like and borne in dense terminal racemes in spring. Seed pods are hard and are ribbed when mature.
To help protect our environment:
Shrubland, grassland, tussock, wetlands, wasteland, disturbed areas.
Seeds dispersed by water and movement of contaminated soil by livestock. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste and movement of contaminated soil on machinery and vehicles.
Competes with native short-stature plants. Nitrogen fixer. May facilitate invasion by other exotic plants.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.