Erect evergreen shrub which becomes bushy with age. In spring, bright yellow flowerheads are produced. Leaves are reduced to flattened leaf-stalks called phyllodes which are mostly lance-shaped. Usually produced in winter or spring and found in tropical to warm-temperate regions such as; South America, Kenya, South Africa, Polynesia and Australia.
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Semi-arid with winter rain,
Moist temperate with warm summers,
Winter rains with dry summers,
Semi-arid with summer rain,
Moist temperate with hot summers