Stirling Range National Park FloraAnigozanthos rufus (Red Kangaroo Paw) Banksia aculeata (Prickly Banksia) Banksia oreophila (Mountain Banksia) Banksia sphaerocarpa var sphaerocarpa (Fox Banksia) Darwinia wittwerorum (Wittwer’s Mountain Bell) Daviesia oppositifolia (Rattle-pea) Eucalyptus preissiana (Bell-fruited Mallee) Eucalyptus macrandra (Long-flowered Marlock) Eucalyptus uncinata (Hook-leaved Mallee) Hakea cucullata (Hood Leaved Hakea) Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea) Hibbertia selkii Native Orchids

— see Hakea Index

The Blue Hakea (Hakea lehmanniana), is endemic to an area in the southern Wheatbelt and Great Southern regions of Western Australia, including the Stirling Range National Park. The are seen in flower from June to August, producing purple-blue blooms that fade to blue or white flowers. The flowers are in dense clusters in the upper leaf axils.

Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham

There can be slight variations in the depth of the Blue further inland. They are a paler Blue inland. They also fade a bit as the flowers age. Some plants I see are are very bright blue and others a powder blue.

Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham
Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA © Terry Dunham

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • Phylum: Charophyta
  • Class: Equisetopsida
  • Subclass: Magnoliidae
  • Superorder: Proteanae
  • Order: Proteales
  • Family: Proteaceae
  • Genus: Hakea
  • Species: Hakea lehmanniana

Footnote & References

  1. Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea), Stirling Range NP WA. Photographs © Terry Dunham
  2. Hakea lehmanniana Meisn., Blue Hakea, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://id.biodiversity.org.au/node/apni/2891898
  3. Hakea lehmanniana, iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/1033468-Hakea-lehmanniana

Stirling Range National Park FloraAnigozanthos rufus (Red Kangaroo Paw) Banksia aculeata (Prickly Banksia) Banksia oreophila (Mountain Banksia) Banksia sphaerocarpa var sphaerocarpa (Fox Banksia) Darwinia wittwerorum (Wittwer’s Mountain Bell) Daviesia oppositifolia (Rattle-pea) Eucalyptus preissiana (Bell-fruited Mallee) Eucalyptus macrandra (Long-flowered Marlock) Eucalyptus uncinata (Hook-leaved Mallee) Hakea cucullata (Hood Leaved Hakea) Hakea lehmanniana (Blue Hakea) Hibbertia selkii Native Orchids

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