Australian Native Plants

  Hakea scoparia (Kangaroo Bush)


Hakea scoparia photo
Hakea scoparia, Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,

Photograph by Danielle Langlois. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




KANGAROO BUSH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Hakea scoparia in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Kangaroo Bush

Description
Hakea scoparia, known as Kangaroo Bush in parts of Western Australia is a shrub or small tree without a lignotuber. It produces clusters cream or pinkish flowers from April to September. The narrow leaves are linear and undissected, arranged in alternate pattern on the stem. Leaves are 10cm to 28cm long and 1.5mm to 2mm wide with entire margins. The woody fruit is reddish brown and 17mm to 25mm long by 8mm to 17mm wide. Winged seeds are 10mm to 15mm long.

Height
1.5m - 3m

Spread
1.5m - 3.5m

Habitat
found on sand, gravel, loam, granite soils in shrubland, sand plains, hills, outcrops and road verges.

Wildlife Interest
attracts honeyeaters

Distribution
endemic to south-west Western Australia.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Proteales
Family:Proteaceae
Genus:Hakea
Species:scoparia
Common Name:Kangaroo Bush


Relatives in same Genus
  Hakea archaeoides
  Hakea bakeriana
  Hakea bucculenta
  Hakea decurrens
  Hakea drupacea
  Hakea myrtoides
  Hakea oleifolia
  Hakea petiolaris
  Hakea plurinervia
  Hakea teretifolia