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Common Hops Humulus lupulus

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
HUM-uh-lus lup-OO-lus
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

The Common Hop is a perennial, herbaceous, twining vine that may persist up to 20 years. Stiff hairs provide stability, allowing them to climb. The leaves are mostly opposite, palmately 3-7-veined and -lobed. Flowers are small, axillary, 5-parted and wind-pollinated. Fruits appear in an elongated cluster, each small, dry, enclosed in a sac-like, papery bract. This vine is drought tolerant and needs good drainage.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aureum'
  • 'Aureus'
Tags:
#sun#drought tolerant#medicinal#well-drained soil#vine#part shade#edible garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Aureum'
  • 'Aureus'
Tags:
#sun#drought tolerant#medicinal#well-drained soil#vine#part shade#edible garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Humulus
    Species:
    lupulus
    Family:
    Cannabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe to Siberia and N. Iran, Morocco
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
    Edibility:
    Fruiting cones used for brewing beer
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Vine
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Description:
    Elongated cluster, each small, dry, enclosed in a sac-like, papery bract; used in making beer
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Male and female flowers mid-summer to fall; fragrant; small, axillary, 5-parted
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Mostly opposite, palmately 3-7-veined and -lobed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Weedy
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    SKIN IRRITATION MINOR, OR LASTING ONLY FOR A FEW MINUTES. Skin irritation with blisters upon contact.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Volatile oils and bitter acids
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves