Acacia triptera is a dense shrub with extremely prickly foliage and handsome, yellow spring flowers. Note that the flower heads are rod-shaped and are carried for a few weeks. In some places, on the Northern Tablelands of NSW, this species forms impenetrable thickets. Small birds will thank you if you have room to cultivate this handsomely prickly native. The prickly growth creates excellent nesting sites. The common name is Spurwing Wattle and refers to the shape of the phyllodes. The Spurwing Wattle occurs in Queensland, NSW and Victoria. Propagate from seed.