A shrub to 3m with thin branches and narrow leaves, shaped like a grain of rice, are mostly about 1.5cm long. The flowers are borne at the ends of branches in abundance. They grow in leaf axils or on short stalks.
Habitat: Sheltered forest, often in gullies, on sandstone soils
Distribution: in Sydney widespread and common from coast to mountains. It is the yellow-flowered shrub you will see along many roads through bushland. New South Wales south coast and north coast, northern tablelands and central western slopes. Also in Queensland.
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