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Seeds of Trade

 
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Product: Hops

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   Hops belong to these categories: Beverages, Important drugs, Recreation products
   and originated in these regions: Eurasia, South Asia

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HOPS

Humulus lupulus L. (Cannabaceae).

First given its scientific name by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753, from European cultivated plants.

Native to Europe; possibly also native in the North America.

Life form: large annual vine, sometimes grown as a short-lived perennial (dying to roots each cold season) when an escape from cultivation.

Parts used: 'cones' or fruiting female inflorescences used in the brewing of beer.

Ploidy level: diploid.

  

Specimen from the Clifford Herbarium at the Natural History Museum, London (Humulus lupulus L. - Hops)