with …
buds spread away from twigs;
leaves sometimes ♧ lobed,
▲▲ teeth visible from 🚶︎🚶︎ 2 steps back
◼︎ red mulberry  Morus rubra
twigs=not downy;
buds grow along twigs;
leaves usually ♧ lobed (1–2–5–7),
▲▲ large teeth visible from 🚶︎🚶︎🚶︎ 3 steps back
◼︎ white mulberry  Morus alba

Learn more about mulberry genus Morus (Morus spp.)

Part of fig/mulberry  family Moraceae in 🍎︎ apple / 🍇︎ berry / buckthorn / elm / hemp / 🌹︎ rose  order Rosales.

🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

Despite its common name, botanically, its fruit is not a berry, but a "multiple fruit"   (🍎︎🍇︎🌰︎🌾︎ fruit terminology).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Morus hosts caterpillars of 9 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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