Hakea sericea

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Hakea sericea
Hakea sericea, arbusto.jpg
Hakea sericea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Subfamily: Grevilleoideae
Genus: Hakea
Species: H. sericea
Binomial name
Hakea sericea
Schrad. & J.C.Wendl

Hakea sericea, commonly known as Needlebush or Silky Hakea, is a large species of shrub native to Australia. It is native to New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania but is found outside these states.[1] It grows up to 3 metres (10 ft) as a spreading and bushy shrub, flowering from winter to early spring.[2]

H. sericea is an invasive weed in some areas outside Australia, specifically in South Africa, New Zealand and Portugal.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Hakea sericea". Australian National Botanic Gardens. 1974. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Hakea sericea Schrad. & J.C.Wendl.". New South Wales flora online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 

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