Two-leaf Hakea

Two-leaf Hakea (Hakea trifurcata)

Two-leaf hakea is found both on coastal limestone and the Darling Scarp, growing to around 3 m in height. It is unusual in having two types of leaves: The more numerous leaves are long, thin and cylindrical, ending in a sharp point.  They often divide into three segments, giving the species name: tres “threeand furca “fork” from Latin.  Less numerous are the wider, oval-shaped leaves.  Flowers are prolific in winter and spring.

Ref:

“Leaf and branch: trees and tall shrubs of Perth” by Robert Powell. Published by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation, 2009.

“Hakeas of Western Australia: A field and identification guide” by JA Young, 2006.