Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3495

Herbaceous vine
Annual
Dioecious

Non-native: Japan, Taiwan, & China
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Carolinas & Georgia)

Look for it disturbed areas, particularly in rich, alluvial soils, where it has become a serious weed along major VA rivers, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately lobed
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Nutlet

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Humulus japonicus   FAMILY Cannabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Humulus japonicus   FAMILY Cannabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 058-01-002:
Humulus japonicus   FAMILY Cannabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Hops