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Morus microphylla Buckl.
Littleleaf mulberry, Mountain mulberry, Texas mulberry
USDA Symbol: momi
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Shrub or small tree with smooth, light gray bark. Leaves smaller than those of red and white mulberry; blades up to 2 1/2 inches long, roughly ovate, frequently lobed, with toothed margins, an extended tip, and rounded or slightly lobed base. Flowers inconspicuous, in short, drooping clusters. Fruit a cluster of minute, fleshy, berrylike fruits varying from red to black, ripening in May, edible.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
AZ , NM , OK , TX Native Habitat:
Hillsides, Slopes, Canyons USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Caliche type, Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Igneous
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0719
Collected Mar 27,1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White
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Record Modified: 2007-08-31
Research By: TWC Staff