Shrub to 2m tall or prostrate. Leaves alternating up the stems, 2-8cm long, 0.8-1.5mm diameter, cylindrical in cross-section, hairy becoming hairless, with a straight sharp point. Spider flower with 4 white ‘petals’, in clusters of 1-14 flowers at the bases of the leaves. One record from between Lake Victoria and the Silver City Highway in 1995. The Australian Plant Census (2005) stated that records of this species from NSW and Vic refer to Hakea tephrosperma.
It differs from Hakea leucoptera ssp. leucoptera in that the axis from which the individual flowers arise is covered in brown hairs.
Flowers and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, East Mt Barren, WA