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Hakea teretifolia

Dagger hakea

Family: Proteaceae

Hakea teretifolia is an erect shrub, growing abundantly in low moist heathland. It is uncommon in the Park. The height, up to 3m, and width vary widely depending on position - in a windswept area the plant will be low and up to 2m wide.

The name Dagger hakea refers to the shape of the fruits of this shrub, although its 2-5cm leaves are also stiff and prickly. Teretifolia means cylindrical leaves.

The delicate flowers of Hakea teretifolia are a creamy white, covered with fine silky hairs.

Hakea teretifolia flowers from December to April.

Hakea teretifolia

Hakea teretifolia

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Hakea teretifolia

Hakea teretifolia

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