Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Red mulberry

Morus rubra


Medium-sized deciduous tree to 41 feet, with milky sap. Leaves are alternate, simple, rough on top, but softer below. Edges have teeth. Leaves variable in shape from pointy-tipped ovals to lobed or mittenlike. Flowers inconspicuous, male and female on different plants. Fruit edible, purple when ripe.


Found in moist woodlands. Spotted growing on a hillside above Lake Belton, Tx.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


MeiMeiPandaBare 9 years ago

those are really yummy when they are in season!

auntnance123 9 years ago

I have a red mulberry spotting:
They are a bit different and don't turn purple when ripe. I think you may have a black mulberry here.

Spotted by

Belton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012


Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team