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*Broussonetia papyrifera (Linnaeus) L'Héritier ex Ventenat. Paper Mulberry. Phen: Apr-May. Hab: Urban lots, disturbed areas, roadsides. Dist: Native of e. Asia.

ID notes: Easily distinguished from all of our Morus species by its harshly scabrous leaf pubescence, also giving the leaf a grayish coloration from a distance, and the mixture of alternate, opposite, and whorled leaf arrangement (as opposed to strictly alternate in Morus).

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA3, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S13, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3; = Papyrius papyriferus (L.) Kuntze – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL
  • Great Plains: UPL
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL

Heliophily: 6

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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Alan Weakley source | Original Image ⭷
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