Needlebush Acacia; Nilyah; Nealie, Nealia; Needle Wattle; Needle Bush Wattle
Shrub or tree 1-5m tall. ‘Leaves’ alternating up the stems, 3-14cm long, about 1mm in diameter, narrow cylindrical, rarely flat, hairy or hairless, with a straight or curved usually sharp point. Flower heads yellow, spherical, in groups of 1-4, the stalks arisng from the bases of the 'leaves'.
Description and photo of flowers and 'leaves' in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 371
PlantNET description: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Acacia~rigens
World Wide Wattle line drawings and photos: http://www.worldwidewattle.com/imagegallery/image.php?p=0&l=r&id=3522&o=1