Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


950

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

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in bottomland forests, mesic slopes, disturbed areas, suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable

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
Red
Multiple of nutlets

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Morus rubra   FAMILY Moraceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Morus rubra var. rubra   FAMILY Moraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 057-02-002:
Morus rubra   FAMILY Moraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Mulberry