white mulberry

(Morus alba)

Conservation Status
white mulberry
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

     
  Midwest

FAC - Facultative

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACU - Facultative upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The leaves usually have deep, irregular lobes, but are occasionally unlobed.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

20 to 60

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Yellowish-green

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
  Red mulberry (Morus rubra) leaves are usually oval and unlobed.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Woodland edges, roadsides, disturbed sites.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

April to June

 
     
 

Pests and Diseases

 
 

 

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 22, 28, 30.

 
  9/21/2021      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native to China. Widely cultivated. Introduced and naturalized in North America.

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Subclass Rosidae  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Rosales (roses, elms, figs, and allies)  
 

Family

Moraceae (mulberry)  
  Tribe Moreae  
 

Genus

Morus (mulberry)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Morus alba var. constantinopolitana

Morus alba var. multicaulis

Morus alba var. tatarica

Morus indica

Morus intermedia

Morus multicaulis

Morus tatarica

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

common mulberry

mulberry

Russian mulberry

silkworm mulberry

white mulberry

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Infructescence

 
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Early Spring

 
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Morus alba
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Other Videos
 
  Trees with Don Leopold - white mulberry
ESFTV
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Nov 4, 2011

   
  How to ID Morus alba
Laura Deeter
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Nov 19, 2008

Short video showing the key identifying characteristics for Morus alba

   
  White mulberry morus alba
AdamSurvivingAmerica
 
   
 
About

Published on Sep 7, 2012

Information on the white mulberry. The information taken out of the Peterson Field Guides. Trees ranging from 20 to 60 feet in hight. As mention this tree did not produce the fruit, like other mulberry trees. This is a video from my old channel, AccordingtoAdam1826, that was closed due to uncertain circumstances. We are back on the new channel, Adam hall000, and posting all of the old videos. These videos are property of Adam Hall.

This plant information and statements in these videos are for educational purposes only and should not be construed to be medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are unsure of the plant, don't eat it or touch it. We assume no legal liability or responsibility for injuries resulting from what you take out of the information provided in this video. Make sure you can positively identify a plant before eating it. Some plants are poisonous, and misidentification could possibly result in serious illness or death.

   
  White Mulberry tree identification video (Morus alba)
wvoutdoorman
 
   
 
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Published on Aug 21, 2013

White Mulberry tree identification video (Morus alba) . I show the identification of the tree

   
  A free Raw Superfood -- White Mulberry The Real Deal
BeWellWithSue
 
   
 
About

Uploaded on Sep 7, 2010

In this video I take you collecting wild foods for mulberry!

Let's get in touch with where our food comes from. The closest you can get to your food source is to collect it FRESH yourself! Raw superfoods such as mulberries and dandelion greens can be collected at ease when we identify the wild edibles growing around us. These raw superfoods grow in mineral rich soils that can include our very own backyards!

To see the full article visit www.bewellwithsue.com

Have a blissful day!

   

 

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  Luciearl
6/27/2018

Location: Owatonna

Last fall I discovered I have Mulberry. I took several pictures and asked for opinions. Most guessed White Mulberry. Compared several web sites and often found conflicting info. That was in the fall. Now, Im seeing a different view in summer. There are 2 areas and wondering if I possibly have both. One side of the woods (tall 25ft maybe). now has berries. On the other side several smaller. I don't see any berries on those. Im sure these came from seeds spread by birds. Cacophony of migrating birds in spring. I'll enclose a couple of pics on the first one that I wonder if possibly Red Mulberry.

white mulberry

 
  John Valo
7/1/2018

Looking closely at the second photo, it appears that:

  1. the upper leaf surface is shiny, not dull; and
  2. one leaf in the middle upper third of the photo appears to have 5 to 7 lobes - or the start of lobes.

Based on these observations, I believe the photos show a white mulberry.

 

 
           
 
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