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|Family: Moraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Morus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Morus alba L.
Habit: Plant 10--15 m. Leaf: petiole 5--35 mm; blade 5--12 cm, ovate, coarsely toothed, abaxially glabrous or hairy only in axils of and on major veins, largest lobes generally 0--3, occasionally on 1 side, shallow to deep. Fruit: 1--2.5 cm, fleshy, white to +- pink or red-black.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, moist soil, streambanks; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNF, GV, WTR; Distribution Outside California: native to China. Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Widely cultivated; fruit edible; leaves food of silkworm larva.
eFlora Treatment Author: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Morus
Next taxon: Myricaceae
Citation for this treatment: Alan T. Whittemore & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Morus alba, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=34028, accessed on September 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 29, 2016.