Taxonomy

Humulus lupulus | Hop | Hopa

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Neophyte

Species Biology

Habitat

Hedges, roadsides and near houses

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Not known

Use

Food crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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Further information

A relic of cultivation. Female plants were formally cultivated as the male plant was prohibited in Ireland under the Noxious Weeds Order 1965. Used in beer making to add the characteristic bitter flavour of many beers and for its preserving qualities.

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