Morus rubra L.
Common Name: RED MULBERRY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt Tree
Status: T
Morus rubra L. Mellichamp

Floodplains, river bottoms, and swamps.

A scarce small tree, the very large, usually unlobed leaves are suggestive of a large leaved Tilia. The leaves are sometimes rather scabrous above. In Ontario, the small, isolated populations of M. rubra are threatened by hybridization with the common M. alba (Burgess & Husband, 2006). Ambiguous specimens that may be hybrids have been noted in Michigan, but more study is needed.

Locations

Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Monroe County
Ottawa County
Shiawassee County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1703.