Broom bush is considered an increaser in the Goldfields where it can become weedy in degraded saltbush/bluebush country. It has no indicator value in the Murchison.
Broom bush is occasionally grazed in the Goldfields when young (largely by goats) but it appears to be ungrazed in the Murchison. It is extremely drought resilient.
Alkaline soils under gums (Goldfields), calcrete
Broom bush is an erect shrub growing to 2.5m and branching densely from the base. The leaves appear cylindrical with a hooked point and are up to 2cm long and about 1mm wide. The flowers are lilac with purple spots in the throat; the stamens are enclosed in the flower tube. The fruit is pointed and about 5mm across.