Meaning of name: Hakea is named after Christian Ludwig, Baron von Hake (1745 – 1818), German patron of botany. Varia is from the Latin word varius, meaning variable. It refers to the variable shape of the leaves.
Distribution: Occurs from Perth to Cape Arid National Park.
Remarks: A shrub or small tree to 4 metres tall. The white flowers are produced from July to October.
References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.