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Morus rubra var. rubra

Morus rubra L. var. rubra

Red Mulberry, Moral

Moraceae (Mulberry Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Achene , Aggregate
Size Notes: Up to about 65 feet tall.
Fruit: Syncarps, ripen to black or deep purple.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Moist forests and thickets.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Morus rubra var. rubra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Morus rubra var. rubra in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Morus rubra var. rubra


Record Modified: 2020-07-14
Research By: CBR

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