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Spreading shrub reaching 3 metres in height. Leaves are variable and may be spoon-shaped, wedge-shaped or rounded, but always have a varnished appearance. The inconspicuous flowers are followed by large winged capsules vaguely reminiscent of the flowers of the hop plant (hence the common name). These papery, four-winged fruits occur in shades of red and purple, becoming pale brown and dry at maturity. They each contain several dark seeds.
Grows readily from seed or cuttings. Once established, it produces seedlings prolifically.
Late winter and spring.
The Rock, Willans Hill and in the Coolamon-Ganmain area.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery