in B.Field, Geogr. Mem. New South Wales 345 (1825) APNI
Rigid shrub, 1–2 m high; branchlets angular apically, with minute, curled hairs, infrequently with subappressed, minute hairs. Phyllodes elliptic, linear-elliptic or linear-oblanceolate, (2–) 3–6.5 cm long, 4–10 mm wide, rigid, straight to slightly curved, acute or obtuse, sharply or coarsely pungent or sometimes innocuous; veins villose, becoming glabrous, with 3 or 4, distant, main veins and several, raised, occasionally to frequently anastamosing, secondary veins; gland basal to 13 mm above pulvinus. Peduncles 1–4 per axil (commonly paired), 2–9 mm long, with minute hairs or glabrous; heads subglobular, 4.5–6.5 mm diam, 5–7 mm long, 20–30-flowered, golden; bracteoles obovate, lanceolate or elliptic, subsessile, acute to acuminate. Flowers 5-merous; sepals two-thirds to three-quarters united. Pods linear, to 10 cm long, 4–6 mm wide, coriaceous, strongly curved to openly once-coiled, villous-tomentose; seeds longitudinal, oblong to broadly elliptic, 4.5–5 mm long, dull dark brown, minutely verrucose, aril apical. Woolly Wattle (Hairy Wattle).
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv, VVP.
3 varieties, all in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|