White Mulberry Morus alba LinnaeusNon-native  -  Invasive  

Status:

"Introduced from Asia in colonial times for culture of silkworms; now established and common in waste places and abandoned fields, mostly on the Coastal Plain and Piedmont" (Brown and Brown, 1972).

Description:

"The leaves are usually smaller and smoother than those of red mulberry. The fruit is paler, often white, and the bark has a yellowish tinge especially in the furrows"(Harlow, 1957).

There are 229 records in the project database.

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White Mulberry growing in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/11/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/13/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/16/2015). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Washington Co., Maryland (5/28/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/8/2015). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/3/2017). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/17/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

White Mulberry branch with fruit in Howard Co., Maryland (6/11/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Red Mulberry fruit in Howard Co., Maryland (6/11/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Washington Co., Maryland (5/28/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Fruiting White Mulberry in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/1/2018). Photo by Mark Eanes. (MBP list)

White Mulberry (leaf cluster with fruit) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/18/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/5/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/6/2013). Note the predominantly white fruit. Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

White Mulberry (overall) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Mulberry (trunk) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in winter in Prince George's Co., Maryland (1/17/2015). Photo by Tom Ostrowski. (MBP list)

White Mulberry in Cecil Co., Maryland (9/30/2016). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)


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