Acacia rubida, commonly known as red stem wattle, red stemmed wattle or red leaved wattle, is a shrub belonging to the genus Acacia and the subgenus Phyllodineae that is native to parts of eastern Australia.
The shrub or tree typically grows to a height of 2 to 10 m and has lightly fissured brown bark. It has narrowly elliptic shaped reddish to grey-green leathery phyllodes that have a length of 5 to 20 cm and a width of 8 to 25 mm. The juvenile foliage is pinnate and can persist on older plants. It blooms between July and November producing pale to bright yellow flowers.