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Hakea sericea

Bushy Needlebush

Family: Proteaceae

Hakea sericea is a prickly shrub, usually 2-3 m tall. It is widespread in heathland on sandstone and shale.

The stiff leaves of Hakea sericea are very sharp and fine, 2-6mm long, 1mm wide, with fine hairs when young.

The delicate pale flowers, usually white but ranging from pale yellow to a tinge of pink, cluster in the leaf-joints.

The dense woody seed pod is rough and knobbly, with two sharp horns.

Hakea sericea flowers from June - September.

Hakea sericea - Bushy Needlebush

 

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 Hakea sericea - Bushy Needlebush

Hakea sericea - Bushy Needlebush

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