Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Shrub, Tree
Perennial
Dioecious
Has milky sap (latex)

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in urban lots, disturbed areas, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Forest Service Southern Research Station

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate, opposite, or whorled

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
Petals absent
4 stamens in staminate flowers
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Reddish
Multiple of drupes

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

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 (1968) 057-01-001:
Broussonetia papyrifera   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Papyrius papyriferus

 

COMMON NAME:
Paper Mulberry