Morus rubra -- Red Mulberry


Other names: American Mulberry

Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database [1]

David Stephens [6]

Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia [6]

Vern Wilkins, Indiana University [6]


May be confused with the non-native, more common M. alba. 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: April through May

Fruit ripening dates: June through August


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