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Common Hop
Scientific Name: Humulus lupulus L.
Family: Cannabaceae
Common Hop (Humulus  lupulus)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 633. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-10

Frost Tolerance: A severe frost will kill young, tender vines in spring.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe and western Asia. Naturalized in many areas.

Growth Habits: Perennial herbaceous vine, annual stems fast growing to 30 feet in length (9 m); opposite, hairy, cordate, 3- to 5-lobed leaves

Watering Needs: Regular water during growth

Propagation: Seeds (that need a dormancy period), layerings, cuttings, runners that arise from the crown just below the soil surface, roots planted in the spring

The bitter substance obtained from glands on the hop cone (strobilus) is used by brewers for giving aroma and flavor to beer, as well as for its preservative value.

Blooming Habits:
Greenish flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

The hop is dioecious, inflorescence on female plants is cone-like, 1 to 2 inches (2.55 cm) long. The flowers on male plants are organized in long racemes. The flowers come from early July to late August.

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