Dodonea viscosa subsp. spatulata – Sticky Hop Bush

To 4M. Erect to spreading shrub. Sticky slender green darkish leaves. Tiny greenish petalless flowers, Aug – Dec. Fruit showy, becoming conspicuous dark red seed pods with papery wings, often mistaken as the flowers. Fruit was used by the early settlers for brewing beer, while chewing leaves provided relief for toothache.