Humulus lupulus L.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Urticales||Includes cannabis, nettles, mulberries, elms, others|
|Family||Cannabaceae||A small but varied group whose best known members are marijuana and hops for beer|
|Genus||Humulus||Vines that climb with hooked hairs; Latin Humulus may mean “hop”|
|Species||lupulus||Literally a “small wolf,” alluding to the plant’s habit of climbing over and smothering trees on which it grows. H. lupulus is the European hop and was once called “willow-wolf” because of its propensity for climbing on willows, and the word shows up again in the species Medicago lupulina|
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Humulus lupulus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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These are the female flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant. · 7/17/2007 · Guam · By Jacquelyn Boyt
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