Hakea bucculenta (Red Pokers) is a large shrub in the Proteaceae family that is indigenous to the area between Shark Bay and Geraldton in Western Australia. It is closely related to Hakea francisiana.
woody seed pods It grows to a height of between 1.5 and 4.5 m and produces showy terminal orange-red elongated flowers in winter and spring, followed by woody seed capsules which are 22 mm long and 15 mm wide. Its leaves are long and narrow and are 90 to 200 mm in length and between 1 and 3 mm wide. (Eikipedia)

Photo taken in the natural bush area in Kings Park Perth in Western Australia

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  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 1 year ago

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Very colourful …

  • It is a very untidy small tree/large shrub but with these amazing flower spikes

    – kalaryder

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot,

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Jack Ryan
    Jack Ryanover 1 year ago

    Interesting subject…nicely composed. Well done.

  • Thanks Jack

    – kalaryder

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    This is such an attractive image Kala – pretty and colourful !

  • Thanks Roy

    – kalaryder

  • Harry Oldmeadow
    Harry Oldmeadowover 1 year ago

    this is altogether beautiful Kala — a big Fav!

  • Most kind Harry

    – kalaryder

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous vibrant image Kala!!

  • Thanks Meg

    – kalaryder

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    What a wonderful shot this is! because the flowers are of different ages there is a lovely mix of colour.

  • Thanks Bette, lucky wasn’t I :)

    – kalaryder

  • Martin Lawrence
    Martin Lawrenceover 1 year ago

    Beautiful colours Kala – lovely shot

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Beautiful colours ~ great capture Kala :)

  • Thanks Susie

    – kalaryder

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