Blue Hakea

Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Hakea
Species: lehmanniana
Main Flower Colour: Blue


This most unusual Hakea occurs in south-western W.A. from York to Manjimup and east to Jerramungup, including in the Porongorup and Stirling Ranges. It grows in heath or mallee-heath, in sandy often gravelly lateritic loam soil.

It is a rounded often sprawling shrub, 0.6–1.6 m tall. Branchlets moderately to densely tomentose at flowering time. Leaves almost terete to trigonous, 2–7 cm long, 1–1.5 mm wide or diam., 1.5–2 mm deep when trigonous, glabrous; longitudinal veins 3 at angles (including marginal veins) or not visible.

Flowers are grouped to form long brushes, with 12–16 flowers per axil; pedicels grey-blue, glabrous. Perianth opening steel-blue, soon almost white.

Fruit 1 or 2 per axil, stalked, obliquely broadly elliptic, 2.2–3 cm long, 1.4–2 cm wide, covered with prickles 1–6 mm long, scarcely beaked. Seed obliquely elliptic, 18–20 mm long, 8–9 mm wide; wing extending down both sides of body and narrowly at base, not notched, dark brown with black patches or streaks.

Flowering start in June and ends in August.


The main flower colour is blue.

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Bio Regions

Esperance Plains (ESP), Jarrah Forest (JAF)

Region Specifics

Stirling Ranges NP, WA.

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