A large shrub or small tree. Blue-green true leaves. The scientific name of the species honours the botanist Frederick Manson Bailey.
Shrub in drier forest. Leaf margins rolled under. Flowers thickly covered with rusty brown hairs.
Medium to tall tree with a thick trunk and major branches. Grey flaking bark on trunk and lower branches. Young trees and minor branches have smooth mottled bark.
A very common wattle along the NSW tablelands. Ranges in size from a bushy shrub to a tall forest tree in wet forests. True leaves are green-grey.
Perennial climber: Roots tuberous: Leaves annual but infrequent: Delicate flowers have three distinctly fringed petals held upon short branches. Flowers and stems dieback to regrow in Winter.