D – Dodonaea species and donkeys

These plants were often called “Hop bushes” even though they were not related to hops used for brewing. The most common species is Dodonaea viscosa and it has many subspecies depending on which part of Australia the plant is growing in. It is also found throughout other parts of the world.

Native hop Dodonaea sp.



While travelling through the Yuma Proving Ground near the California/Arizona border I found these donkeys roaming wild. They are called wild burros as noted in this news report.

More donkeys at YPG