Hops (Humulus lupulus)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Hops
Give a thumbs up Wild Hops
Give a thumbs up Common Hop

Botanical names:
Humulus lupulus Accepted
Humulus yunnanensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 15-25 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Broadleaf
Fruit: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Comments:
Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Nov 15, 2011 11:02 PM

This plant is most commonly associated with beer. It gives the beverage it's slightly bitter taste but it also preserves it. The bitters are found only in the ripe conelike fruits of the female plant.

Native Americans made a sedative from the blooms of hops and they also applied dried heated flowers to relieve toothaches. Herbalists value the plant for its sedative properties and pharmacologists agree that the plant most likely has a sedative effect.

It's native to both North America and Europe and grows mostly in waste areas.

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