Morus rubra L., Moraceae

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Common name: Red mulberry.

Voucher: Kostadinov 104, (URV)

Brief description: A medium-sized, dioecious tree. Plants with milky latex.  Leaves are broadly ovate, obovate or subrotund, simple, alternate,entire to less frequently deeply 2-4 lobed, pinnately veined, pubescent beneath, margins serrate-toothed. Flowers are in cylindric catkins. Fruits are multiple, short-cylindric, juicy, dark purple when ripe, edible. 

Campus data: Grows only in the wild, not cultivated on campus. Trees are usually small, shrub-like. About 20 individuals on edges of the woods were encountered.