This native tree is commonly known as toothed wattle.
Acacia flavescens is described as a "higher dicot" in the Leguminosae (Caesalpinioideae, mimosoid clade) family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is classified as Least Concern. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Flowering at Poona April 2016.
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census and is listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Reported at 25 Fraser Coast localities: Beelbi Creek, Boonooroo Plains, Booral, Burrum Heads, Burrum River, Burrum Town, Craignish, Duckinwilla, Eli Waters, Fraser Island, Great Sandy Strait, Howard, Magnolia, Mount Urah, Point Vernon, Poona, St Mary, Takura, Talegalla Weir, Teddington, Tinnanbar, Toogoom, Torquay, Tuan Forest, Urangan.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.