Humulus lupulus L.

Locations ofHumulus lupulus L. in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Humulus lupulus L.
Common Name
Common Hops
Humulus lupulus L. var. lupulus; Humulus lupulus L. var. lupuloides E.Small; Humulus lupulus L. var. pubescens E. Small; Humulus americanus Nutt.; Humulus pubescens (E. Small) Tembrock
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Humulus lupulus L.
Three intergrading varieties may be recognized based on density of hairs and glands on lower leaf surfaces; the differences are subtle, and sometimes obscured by introgression. They are only partially designated on the map because most Virginia specimens have not generally been identified to variety. Least pubescent is var. lupulus, the introduced European hops. The native var. pubescens E. Small has the midrib densely pubescent with hairs also between the veins. Var. lupuloides, also native, has pubescence intermediate between the other vars. and appears to be the most frequent representative of the species in Virginia.
The species is typically found in disturbed habitats, particularly in alluvial soils; also in fencerows, railroad rights-of-way, and roadside thickets. Infrequent in the mountains and Piedmont; rare in the Coastal Plain.
Native Status
Not Specified

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