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Hakea lehmanniana Meisn.
Blue Hakea

Lehm., Pl.Preiss. [J.G.C.Lehmann] 1:557 (1845)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Prickly, ?lignotuberous shrub, 0.6-1.8 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Jun to Aug. Sand, loam, rocky or stony soil, gravel.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 June 2003

Scientific Description

Shrubs, 0.6-1.6 m high; branchlets hairy. Leaves alternate, 15-60 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, glabrous; lamina terete, entire. Inflorescences axillary, blue; pedicels 6-7 mm long. Perianth 4-5.5 mm long, glabrous; ovary glabrous; pistil 8-10 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Follicles 22-25 mm long, 14-18 mm wide, corky tetrahedral projections (on external surfaces of fruit) absent; seed 18-20 mm long (including wing), 6-8 mm wide, the wing discontinuous, marginal, extending ± equally down both lateral sides. Flowers in June, July or August. Occurs in the South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) or Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA subregion(s).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 19 January 2024


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dumbleyung, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Kent, Kojonup, Kulin, Narrogin, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe, Wagin, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling.