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Date of issue: 7 February 2006

Designer: Lynette Traynor

Engraver: Australia Post Design Studio

Plant: Hakea laurina

Family: Proteaceae

Pin-cushion Hakea

Erect or spreading shrub to 6 m, sometimes reaching small tree proportions. Narrow-elliptical leaves to 15 cm. Globular red flower heads with protruding white styles occur inautumn and early winter. Distribution: WA.

Propagation From seed.

Cultivation One of the best known Hakea spp. Very decorative and hardy. Bears flowers in off-season.

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