Morus rubra L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Morus rubra L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Forest tree to 20 m, with dark, scaly bark; lvs thin, broadly ovate, obovate, or subrotund, coarsely serrate, sometimes mitten-shaped or even 2–4-lobed, abruptly acuminate into a conspicuous point to 4 cm, glabrous or scabrous above, softly pubescent beneath; fr dark purple, 2–3 cm; 2n=28. Rich woods, often on flood-plains; s. Vt. to se. Minn. and e. Neb., s. to Fla. and Tex. Fr late June, July.

  • Common Names

    red mulberry