Hop - Humulus lupulus


Climbing plant supported by tough backward pointing hairs on the stems. The leaves are opposite. The flowers are unisexual and pendulous. The green female flower resembles a soft pine cone.

Photo ID?

Hedgerows, riverbanks and scrub.

When to see it

Flowering July and August.

Life History

Perennial herb.

UK Status

Fairly frequent in England and Wales less common further north.

VC55 Status

Has a curious distribution in Leicestershire and Rutland but is fairly common in the Soar valley. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 202 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map