Humulus lupulus L. - Hops
Family - Moraceae
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Flowering - July - August.
Habitat - Open fertile ground, waste ground.
Origin - Native to U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe.
Other info. - This species can be found throughout much of Missouri but is not as common in the southeast corner of the state. The plant can be identified by its twining stems, 3-lobed leaves, and popular fruits. The fruits of this species of the common "hops" of the brewing industry. Before the age of yeast, hops were also used for breadmaking.
Photographs taken at Lincoln Boyhood Memorial Park, IN., 8-4-06.