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collage of Red Mulberry and White Mulberry

Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) vs. White Mulberry (Morus alba)

Updated April 22nd, 2023

These species are usually easy to tell apart if looking at a pure species, but they readily hybridize and form intergrades, and it may not be possible to identify all individuals. Red mulberry mostly occurs in mature bottomland forests whereas white mulberry is more likely as a pioneer species in disturbed habitats.

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