Humulus lupulus, H. japonicus
This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Poisonous Plants
- Perennial, herbaceous, twining vine; leaves mostly opposite, palmately 3-7-veined and -lobed; flowers small, axillary, 5-parted; fruits in an elongated cluster, each small, dry, enclosed in a sac-like, papery bract.
- America and Eurasia
- Piedmont, Coastal Plain
- Poison Part:
- Leaves, flowers, pollen
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Skin irritation with blisters upon contact
- EDIBLE PARTS: Extracts of the fruit bracts of H. lupulus used to flavor beer
- Toxic Principle:
- Volatile oils and bitter acids
- SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES
- Found in:
- Forest or natural area in low alluvial woods; weedy in disturbed areas, naturalized in wet habitats; landscape cultivated in food gardens for "hops"
NCCES plant id: 1067