Other names: Acacia diffusa was an earlier name, hence the common name "Spreading Wattle".
An open prickly shrub, 1-2 m by 1-2 m. The pale flower balls are on stalks from the leaf bases. Flowering may start in December, but peak flowering time is late summer-autumn. Widespread and common.
Near Heathcote and outer Melbourne Spreading Wattle flowers in spring and has bright yellow flowers.