Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 9 taxa in the family Moraceae, Mulberry family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Paper Mulberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Broussonetia papyrifera   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Broussonetia papyrifera   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Broussonetia papyrifera 057-01-001   FAMILY: Moraceae

 

Look for it in urban lots, disturbed areas, roadsides

Common

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Mulberry, Silkworm Mulberry, Russian Mulberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Morus alba   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Morus alba   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Morus alba 057-02-001   FAMILY: Moraceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, vacant lots, roadsides, moist forests

Uncommon

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Mulberry
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Morus rubra   FAMILY: Moraceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Morus rubra var. rubra   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Morus rubra 057-02-002   FAMILY: Moraceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, mesic slopes, disturbed areas, suburban woodlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Osage-orange, Hedge-apple, Bow-wood
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Maclura pomifera   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Maclura pomifera   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Maclura pomifera 057-03-001   FAMILY: Moraceae

 

Look for it in fields, hedgerows, forests

Common, naturalized from extensive planting

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Edible Fig, Garden Fig
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ficus carica   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ficus carica   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Ficus carica 057-04-001   FAMILY: Moraceae

 

Look for it . Grown for its fruits, it's persistent from plantings - persisting and naturalizing particularly on barrier islands, where it sometimes forms thickets on dunes, or otherwise in the outer Coastal Plain, where proximity to the ocean ameliorates cold temperatures

Rare

Non-native: west Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Climbing Fig, Creeping Fig
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Ficus pumila   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Ficus pumila   FAMILY: Moraceae

 

Look for it on walls, in disturbed urban areas

Rare. Locally common in old seaports in the South.

Non-native: south Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Laurel Fig
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) -   FAMILY: Moraceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Ficus thonningii   FAMILY: Moraceae

 

Non-native: southern Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Cudrania, Strawberry-bush, Chinese Che
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Maclura tricuspidata   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cudrania tricuspidata   FAMILY: Moraceae

 

Look for it in forest edges, suburban woodlands, where it has escaped and naturalized from plantings

Waifs (escaped & naturalized from plantings)

Non-native: China/Korea

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mulberry-weed, Crabweed, Foolish-weed
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Fatoua villosa   FAMILY: Moraceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Fatoua villosa   FAMILY: Moraceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, vegetable and flower gardens

Rare

Non-native: Asia

 


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