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collage of Common Hop and Japanese Hop

Common Hop (Humulus lupulus) vs. Japanese Hop (Humulus japonicus)

Updated September 16th, 2020

These two closely-related vining plants are similar in appearance and easily confused. They are usually easily distinguished by differences in their leaves, and even more easily by fruits. Although it is more difficult to see, they can also be distinguished by the glandularity of leaves and bracts.

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