Wattles range in size from from prostrate, to small shrubs, large shubs and trees. The local wattles have flowers from almost white to golden yellow. The tiny flowers are clustered inbto cylindrical clusters or balls. The balls may rise from separate stems from the base of the "leaf", or be in clusters. In many acacias, the leaves are replaced by leaf stalks (phyllodes). The phyllodes may be leaf-like, or cylindrical and wire-like. The true leaves of wattles are several-times divided. In this collection, both true leaves and phyllodes are called leaves.