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Hop

Humulus lupulus

Plant Data

Order:
Rosales
Family:
Cannabaceae (Hemp)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Male and female flowers are both greenish-yellow. Male catkins. Female flowers are globular.
Fruit:
The female flowers turn into the fruit. The fruit is cone-shaped and brown.
Leaves:
Large, palmately lobed, toothed margins. 3 to 7 lobes.
Maximum Size:
6 meters spread.
Foraging Notes:
Hop is used for brewing beer. Eating Hop is not a good idea as it is likely to give you a stomach upset, or bad headache.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Smells perfumy.
Other Names:
Bine, Common Hop, Common Hops, European Hop, Hops.
Habitats:
Fens, gardens, hedgerows, scrub, woodland.