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Humulus lupulus var. lupuloides

Humulus lupulus L. var. lupuloides E. Small

Common Hop

Cannabaceae (Hemp Family)

Synonym(s): Humulus americanus, Humulus lupulus ssp. americanus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Stems climbing, up to about 20 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep


USA: CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK


Use Food: EDIBLE PARTS: Extracts of fruit bracts used to flavour beer. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Warning: POISONOUS PARTS: Leaves, flowers, pollen. Skin irritation upon contact. Toxic principle: Volative oils and bitter acids. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Question Mark, Red Admiral

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Question Mark
(Polygonia interrogationis)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA
Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA


Bibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Humulus lupulus var. lupuloides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Humulus lupulus var. lupuloides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Humulus lupulus var. lupuloides


Record Modified: 2023-01-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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