Hakea myrtoides

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Hakea myrtoides
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Hakea
Species: H. myrtoides
Binomial name
Hakea myrtoides
Meisn.

Hakea myrtoides or myrtle hakea is a shrub endemic to the woodlands of the Darling Range near Perth in Western Australia.

It grows to between 0.3 and 0.9 metres in height and has pink flowers that appear in winter and early spring followed by small woody seed capsules that are less than 1 cm in diameter. The leaves are small, elliptical and myrtle-like (hence myrtiodes) and are about 2 cm in length and end in a point. In cultivation the plant in often grafted onto Hakea salicifolia, which enables it to grow in a wider variety of soil conditions.

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