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"   (🍎︎🍇︎🌰︎🌾︎ fruit terminology).

Native to northern 🇨🇳 China.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).   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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