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Silky hakea Hakea sericea The seedpods are extremely hard and will open up during the hot season and sometimes bushfires will make them open up and disperse 2 seeds per seedpod. Australia,Geotagged,Hakea sericea,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Silky hakea Hakea sericea

The seedpods are extremely hard and will open up during the hot season and sometimes bushfires will make them open up and disperse 2 seeds per seedpod.

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  1. Super interesting plant, Ernst! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you Ferdy ,super interesting is true and have to add sometimes painful. Posted 2 months ago
  2. In other countries like portugal is quite an invasive species, taking advantage of summer fires - most of them eucalyptus, an pine trees - to proliferate. This species can form dense populations quite rapidly, and they are very hard to control. Nevertheless, it's an awesome species with beautiful flowers. I have some Hakea sericea flowerings, but I can wait for you to upload them first ;) Cheers, Ernst* Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
  3. Thank you Arp. I am alwise amazed how many hundreds of species of flora and fauna have been introduced into Australia since Europeans set foot onto the continent,most of it with horrific damage done to its native species . Your note on the Hakea sericea of course points to the fact that the same mistakes have been made with plant and animal species being brought from Australia to other continents with similar results. Only a few days ago I meet an elderly person who showed me proudly the pretty flowers he grew in his garden from seeds he collected on the Canary Islands whilst on holiday. He could not understand the potential trouble his self seeding daisy could cause.
    Posted 2 months ago

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''Hakea sericea'', commonly known as bushy needlewood or silky hakea, is a large shrub with a profusion of mainly white flowers from July for several months. It is endemic to New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. It has become an environmental weed in some countries.

Similar species: Proteales
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Uploaded Mar 14, 2020. Captured Mar 12, 2020 17:42 in 3 Coupland Ave, Tea Gardens NSW 2324, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 113mm