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*Morus indica Linnaeus. Korean Mulberry. Hab: Fencerows, suburban areas, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of e. Asia. Reported by Barger et al. (2023) as being well-established in Alabama, and likely widespread in the Southeast, but overlooked because not distinguished from M. alba.

ID notes: Leaf characters used to separate this taxon from M. alba should be tested further due to wide leaf morphology in each species.

Origin/Endemic status: E. and se. Asia

Synonymy: = n/a – Tat; < Morus alba L. – FNA3, GW2, K1, K3, Pa, RAB, Va, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

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