Morus rubra L.
RED MULBERRY
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Morus rubra
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Acrospermaceae  Acrospermum compressum @ BPI (1)
Agaricaceae  Phoma longipes @ BPI (1)
Auriculariaceae  Auricularia polytricha @ BPI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Diplodia mori @ BPI (2)

Phyllosticta moricola @ BPI (1)
Corticiaceae  Corticium confluens @ BPI (1)

Corticium polyporoideum @ BPI (1)
Dermateaceae  Cylindrosporium ulmicola @ BPI (3)
Diatrypaceae  Diatrypella @ BPI (1)

Eutypa heteracantha @ BPI (1)
Erysiphaceae  Uncinula geniculata @ 553976B (1); 553971B (1); 553971A (1); BPI (26); 553976A (1)
Helotiaceae  Pezizella cruenta @ BPI (1)
Lophiostomataceae  Herpotrichia diffusa @ BPI (2)
Massariaceae  Massaria epileuca @ BPI (4)

Massaria olivaceohirta @ BPI (1)

Massaria @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Gn_orthotylinigp5 sp_004 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Hyaliodes vitripennis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Neolygus semivittatus @ MEMU_ENT (3)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora moricola @ 438595A (1); 438595B (1); BPI (16)

Cercospora pulvinulata @ BPI (7)

Cercospora @ BPI (1)

Cercosporella arachnoidea @ BPI (1)

Cercosporella mori @ BPI (1)

Cercosporella @ BPI (1)

Mycosphaerella arachnoidea @ BPI (1)

Mycosphaerella mori @ BPI (1)

Phloeospora maculans @ BPI (10)

Phloeospora mori @ BPI (3)

Phloeospora moricola @ BPI (3)
Nectriaceae  Nectria cinnabarina @ BPI (3)

Nectria episphaeria @ BPI (1)

Nectria verrucosa @ BPI (5)

Tubercularia hymenuloides @ BPI (1)

Tubercularia vulgaris @ BPI (1)
Orbiliaceae  Orbilia luteorubella @ BPI (1)
Patellariaceae  Tryblidiella nigrocinnabarina @ BPI (1)
Pleomassariaceae  Asteromassaria olivaceohirta @ BPI (1)

Stegonsporium @ BPI (1)
Pleurotaceae  Pleurotus ostreatus @ BPI (1)
Polyporaceae  Polyporus gilvus @ BPI (1)
Scutelleridae  Stethaulax marmoratus @ MEMU_ENT (2)
Stictidaceae  Stictis stellata @ BPI (1)
Tingidae  Corythucha associata @ NCSU (1)

Corythucha pallida @ NCSU (62)
Valsaceae  Cytospora atra @ BPI (2)
Xylariaceae  Hypoxylon rubiginosum @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon tinctor @ BPI (1)

Sphaeria epileuca @ BPI (2)

Sphaeria olivaceohirta @ BPI (1)
_  Acrospermoides subulata @ BPI (1)

Aplosporella valsoidea @ BPI (4)

Cylindrina @ BPI (2)

Septogloeum @ BPI (2)

Sphaerostilbe gracilipes @ BPI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Morus rubra L. Red Mulberry
Moraceae — Mulberry family
Uncommon native
Morus rubra
Carousel Farm Park
May 2005

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Morus rubra L.
red mulberry

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General Information
Symbol: MORU2
Group: Dicot
Family: Moraceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, MD. 1959. Usage Requirements .

W.D. Brush. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, MD. 1960. Usage Requirements .

W.R. Mattoon. Provided by National Agricultural Library . Originally from USDA Forest Service . United States, FL. 1937. Usage Requirements .

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©Rebecca Weller. TreesForMe . United States, FL, Brevard Co., Turkey Creek Sanctuary. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

©Rebecca Weller. TreesForMe . United States, FL, Brevard Co., Turkey Creek Sanctuary. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

©Rebecca Weller. TreesForMe . United States, FL, Brevard Co., Turkey Creek Sanctuary. May 10, 2011. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 631. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
MOMU2 Morus murrayana Saar & Galla
MORUM Morus rubra L. var. murrayana (Saar & Galla) Saar

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Hamamelididae
Order Urticales
Family Moraceae – Mulberry family
Genus Morus L. – mulberry
Species Morus rubra L. – red mulberry

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Morus rubra . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Morus rubra</i>
L. var. <i>
rubra </i>
Morus rubra var. rubra
red mulberry Distribution of <i>
Morus rubra</i>
L. var. <i>
tomentosa</i>
(Raf.) Bureau
Morus rubra var. tomentosa
red mulberry

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Connecticut red mulberry Endangered
Massachusetts red mulberry Endangered
Michigan red mulberry Threatened
Vermont red mulberry Threatened

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACU
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (MORU2)
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (MORU2)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (MORU2)
USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System (MORU2)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (MORU2)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (MORU2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (MORU2)
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IA-Trees & Shrubs Native to Iowa (MORU2)
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IN-Friesner Herbarium Butler University (MORU2)
LA-Louisiana Ecosystems and Plant Identification (MORU2)
Mexico-Arboles de la UNAM (MORU2)
NC-Poisonous Plants of North Carolina (MORU2)
NC-Trees of the Maritime Forest (NCSU) (MORU2)
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OK-Oklahoma Biological Survey (MORU2)
TX-Image Archive of Central Texas Plants (MORU2)
USDA Forest Service-Silvics of North America (MORU2)
VA-Virginia Tech Dendrology Fact Sheet (MORU2)
WI-Species Fact Sheet (DNR) (MORU2)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Yarrow Low Moderate Moderate

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Yarrow

Sources

Yarrow, G.K., and D.T. Yarrow. 1999. Managing wildlife . Sweet Water Press. Birmingham.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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3. Morus rubra Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 986. 1753.

Red mulberry, mûrier rouge, moral

Morus rubra var. tomentosa (Rafinesque) Bureau

Shrubs or trees , to 20 m. Bark gray-brown with orange tint, furrows shallow, ridges flat, broad. Branchlets red-brown to light greenish brown, glabrous or with a few trichomes; lenticels light colored, elliptic, prominent. Buds ovoid, slightly compressed, 3-7 mm, apex acute; outer scales dark brown, often pubescent and minutely ciliate; leaf scars oval to irregularly circular, bundle scars numerous, in circle. Leaves: stipules linear, 10-13 mm, thin, pubescent; petiole 2-2.5 cm, glabrous or pubescent. Leaf blade broadly ovate, sometimes irregularly lobed, 10-18(-36) × 8-12(-15.5) cm, base rounded to nearly cordate, sometimes oblique, margins serrate or crenate, apex abruptly acuminate; surfaces abaxially sparsely to densely pubescent or puberulent, adaxially with short, antrorsely appressed trichomes, usually scabrous. Catkins: peduncle pubescent; staminate catkins 3-5 cm; pistillate catkins 8-12 × 5-7 mm. Flowers: staminate and pistillate on different plants. Staminate flowers: sepals connate at base, green tinged with red, 2-2.5 mm, pubescent outside, ciliate toward tip; stamens 4; filaments 3-3.5 mm. Pistillate flowers: calyx tightly surrounding ovary; ovary green, broadly ellipsoid or obovoid, slightly compressed, 1.5-2 × 1 mm, glabrous; style branches divergent, whitish, sessile, ca. 1.5 mm; stigma papillose. Syncarps black or deep purple, cylindric, (1.5-)2.5-4(-6) × 1 cm; fleshy calyx surrounding achenes; achenes yellowish, oval, flattened, ca. 2 mm, smooth.

Flowering spring-summer. Moist forests and thickets; 0-300 m; Ont.; Ala., Ark., Conn., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.

Morus rubra is sporadically established along fencerows in southern New Mexico (R. Spellenberg, pers. comm.). Rhode Island is in the range of Morus rubra , although I do not know of any documented specimens.

Morus rubra is a common tree of eastern North America. The leaves are highly variable, often with deeply lobed and entire leaves on the same plant. The abaxial surface of the leaf varies from sparsely to densely pubescent.

According to D. E. Moerman (1986), Native American tribes used infusions of the bark of Morus rubra medicinally to check dysentery, as a laxative, and as a purgative; infusions of the root for weakness and urinary problems; and tree sap rubbed directly on the skin as treatment for ringworm.

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Morus rubra
Red Mulberry
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Morus rubra
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