White Mulberry, Morus alba

White Mulberry
Morus alba



Male Flower Catkins


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Family: Moraceae, Mulberry Family
Plant Size: Generally less than 35' (10 M) in our area.
Blooms in: Spring
Habitat Preferred: Escapee ornamental
Photo(s) taken at: Peck's lake, 8/99
Bloom Color: Green, followed on the female trees by red berries
Other Common Names: Russian Mulberry, Silkworm Mulberry
Origin: China
Comments: This is the mulberry used to feed silkworms in China. Birds love the berries, and I have counted more species of birds in one tree at one time in a Mulberry than anywhere else.
Further Reference & Sources: "A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Anne Orth Epple, 1995, Falcon Press
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