Tipped off by a friend, we made a visit to a small local flora reserve – Pingeculling reserve. There there is a variety of heath and gravel/laterite flora, and a very substantial population of this hakea. Blue! Anyone with familiarity with the genus Hakea, would know that they range from cream and soft yellow, through to pinks, coral and rich red. Blue is very odd – and my first time seeing and photographing these unusually coloured beauties. And believe me, they are not cuddly….Ouch!