Forget flowers, its the colourful seed pods that look a bit like hops used to flavour beer that make these plants distinctive. Much branched, dense low shrub to 1m high. Leaves with up to 3 pairs of round leaflets, sticky. Separate inconspicuous male and female flowers. Seeds enclosed in a colourful 3 or 4-winged capsule. Growing in stony area.
The main flower colour is other. Colourful winged seed capsules
Hopbush fruits probably used by early settlers as a substitute for hops.
Flora of Central Australia
. Australian Systematic Botany Societyhttp://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/12034
Created: 07 May 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 18 May 2014 - Member - John and Val
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