Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


949

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious or Dioecious
Has translucent to milky-white latex (milky sap not always evident in winter)

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

Uncommon

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

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
White/ Pink/ Blackish-purple/ Red
Multiple of nutlets

 

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):
Morus alba   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morus alba   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 057-02-001:
Morus alba   FAMILY Moraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Mulberry, Silkworm Mulberry, Russian Mulberry