Japanese Hops

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Leaves.  Key characteristics: 5-lobed with serrated margins and rough-textured.   Leaves and stems are covered with hairs that may cause dermatitis to sensitive individuals.

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Growth habit.  Japanese hops are aggressive vining plants.

Images courtesy of Dean Wilson, University Outreach and Extension Regional Specialist, Jefferson County.


Seed.  Seed are lemon-shaped and covered with a pericarp mottled with gray, brown and red markings.  Size is approximately 4.0 x 3.0 mm. 

Life cycle: summer annual.