Humulus lupulus

common hop - Humulus lupulus 06JL23
common hop - Humulus lupulus 07MR10

characteristics

Hardy vines growing up to 6 m in length. Stems and leaves are light green and bristly. Male plants produce drooping panicles of yellowish or whitish green flowers; female plants produce odd-looking cone-shaped spikes of flowers. The plant's growth habit tends to smother whatever it grows on/over. Also known as small wolf.

Starts from seeds, cuttings.

T SSN H W sun soil H2O fire N2 pH summer fall flower (seed)
D W 4.5 2.0 S/PS F-M-C M - - - green-yellow purplish green-pale

habitat

Moist places, wooded areas, roadside ditches.

uses

Host for red admiral butterfly larvae.

Extracts of fruit bracts used to flavour beer.

Parts of this plant are toxic; contact can cause skin irritation.

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