Etymology: Humulus: Latin name of uncertain origin, may have descended from Low German word humela, hop; which is the common name of this genus placed by Munz in the Moraceae or mulberry family, but moved by Jepson along with Cannabis into the new family Cannabaceae.
Plants: annual, weedy, herbaceous vine; stems rough
Leaves: rough, main leaves with 5-9 lobes, stalks usually longer than the leaf blade
Flowers: dull green, 5-parted; arranged in up to 3/4" spikes; blooms July-Oct.
Invasiveness: Prohibited/Restricted Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped; ecologically invasive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACU WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions