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

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

Native to 🇺🇸 USA center and east, and southermost 🇨🇦 Canada.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), 🗺 map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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

Learn more about ◼︎ red mulberry Morus rubra

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