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Scientific Name: Humulus lupulus
Pronunciation: HUM-uh-lus lup-OO-lus
Common Name: common hop
Family Name: Cannabaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Invasive plant, Vine or climber
Key ID Features: Twining vine; leaves are opposite, 3-lobed, with serrate margins and cordate base; flowers cream coloured and spiky; fruit has papery cone-like scales and is pendulous.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Arching, Pendulous, Spreading, Twiggy
Form: Climbing, Irregular
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:5 - 7m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Arbors or trellis, Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Herb, Screening, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown or on campus may include H. 'Aureus'. Cultivars developed for dark beers include H. 'Cascade'.
common hop
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Leathery
Surfaces: Rugose
Colour in Summer: Green-yellow, Yellow, Green
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Other
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Pinnately lobed, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Spike-like, Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Dioecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Yellow
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: male flowers in catkins and female flowers in papery cone-like spikes

Fruit Type: Multiple fruit, Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown, (straw color)
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy, Accessory tissue, the female catkins or strobili are collected in the fall as a unit and seeds are used used for flavoring beer; in nature they'll come apart and release individual samaras

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Leaf-like bracts, Rhizomes, twining stems or "binds"

Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings, Division - below ground parts, Eye (leaf bud) cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Anthracnose, Mildew, Virus, Wilt, ( Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: List of hop diseases
(FEA) Field lab Equipment Area : q.>10 seasonal
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