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

Despite its common name, botanically, its fruit is not a berry, but a "multiple fruit".

Native to northern 🇨🇳 China.   Invasive > 🌐︎ global Invasive > 🌐︎ various Invasive > 🇨🇦+🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan Control and Alternatives (Maryland). Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 3)   Widely cultivated in the other parts of Asia, and the Americas.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

This plant is known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Learn more about ◼︎ white mulberry Morus alba

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