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#ThreatenedThursday: Peep Hill Hop-bush

#ThreatenedThursday: Peep Hill Hop-bush

November 25, 2021


SPECIES: Dodonaea subglandulifera — Peep Hill Hop-bush

CLASSIFICATION: Endangered

Not-so-lucky to make the endangered list of native flora is the Peep Hill Hop-bush, found in isolated semi-arid locations in the south-east of SA. It grows short, feather-like leaves and flowers grouped in two or three. By design it’s dioecious; meaning that it requires a pollinator (bees/ants) to transport pollen from the male to the female plant in order to reproduce.


Threats to the Peep Hill Hop-bush include grazing by domestic stock, invastive weeds, genetic viability and the sheer fragmentation of habitat.


Photo: ABC