Common hop bush
|Common hop bush at Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia|
Dodonaea triquetra, known as common hop bush or large leaf hop bush, is a species of shrub occurring in eastern Australia.
It grows as an erect shrub to 3 metres high. Leaves 5 to 12 cm long, 1 to 5 cm wide. Elliptic in shape, occasionally lanceolate or ovate. Flowers form on panicles. Seeds form on a winged capsule, 9 to 16 mm long.
Distribution and habitat
Growing in the forest understorey, in either wet or dry sclerophyll forest, often on sedimentary soils. Commonly seen in forest remnants in Sydney. Occurring in the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Capsules used as a hop substitute by early settlers.
- Plant Net retrieved August 17, 2009 http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Dodonaea~triquetra
- Definite Guide to Native Plants, Global Book Publishing ISBN 978-1-74048-027-7
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