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Humulus lupulus

Houblon
Hops

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flower size

♂ 4-5 mm,

♀15+20 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Palmate

Height

2-6 m

Description

The male and female hops grow on separate plants.

Hops added to beer preserves the beer.

Semi-shade or sun, dry or moist soil, can tolerate drought.

Flowers

Male flowers are small, yellowish-green catkins; female flowers are white and spiky, then becoming pale yellow and cone-like.

Leaves

Palmate leaf has lobes radiating from a base point. Mature leaves with 3, 5 or 7 lobes, serrated, opposite on the stems.

Fruits Seeds

Strobulus: a seed cone, 20 mm.

Edible

Young shoots and male flowers: in salads.

Medical

Dried strobulus: used as a sedative to treat insomnia and restlessness.

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