Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Morus alba L.
common mulberry, white mulberry
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: Asia (Central and Eastern China)
Growth Form: Tree
Plant Description: Plant: Deciduous tree with a dense, rounded canopy up to 15 m high; branches grey or greyish-yellow. Leaves: Light green turning yellow in autumn, thin, mostly glossy above, glabrous or slightly hairy only on the veins beneath, margins scalloped and often irregularly lobed; silkworm variety has very large, dull green leaves which are ± rough above; leaf bases not deeply cordate as in the black mulberry (M. nigra). Flowers: Greenish, in small, cylindrical spikes, September–October. Fruit: White, purple or black, juicy syncarps ± 20 mm long.
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NRCS Plants Database


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada.

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Rob Mackenzie, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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