Morus alba -- White Mulberry

Non-native* (China)

Other names: Russian Mulberry

Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database [1]

Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, Ohio State University [2]

Robert Vid├ęki [2]

David J. Moorhead, University of Georgia [2]

Dennis W. Woodland [3]

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan [2]


May be confused with the native, less common M. rubra. The leaves of M. alba tend to have a shinier appearance and are much more deeply lobed, although lobed leaves do occur on M. rubra. Also, the fruits of M. rubra are longer than those of M. alba. See Purdue University's comparison of the two species here (PDF format).

Flowering dates: May

Fruit ripening dates: July through August


* Listed as invasive in natural areas by the Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States.

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