Drooping Wattle, Wyalong Wattle, Mystery Wattle, Mystery Wattle (vic.).
Difformis, from Latin difformis, irregularly or differently formed, presumably referring to variation in "leaf" width.
Presence in Australia
Common in areas generally west of the Olympic Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: NSW, ACT, Vic, SA.
Dry sclerophyll forest, woodland and mallee, often on sand.
Erect or spreading shrub or small tree, 1-6m high with hairless angular branches, frequently flattened.
Well-drained soils, although seems adaptable.
Golden-yellow, usually Dec-Jan.
Rarely sets seed.
From seed (if available) or readily from stem cuttings.
Shade and shelter
Useful cover in windbreaks.
Useful in soil stabilising due to suckering. Legume, improves soil fertility by "fixing" nitrogen.
Attractive in garden. Regular watering during dry periods is beneficial.