White Mulberry

Morus alba

Mulberry 7

By: Zahra Sahyoun, Chinook Spirit Children’s Academy

Mulberry
• The name of the tree originates from its fruit.
• There are three different species of Mulberry that differentiate in size and habitat.
• Their berry color can be a deep purple, red, pink, or white.
• You can bake with the mulberry. Berries are edible and delicious.

Botanical 8

By: CJ, Menaul School

Morus alba can be a shrub or medium-sized tree that grows rapidly , it is quite dense and has a rounded top. up to 35 m high and 1.8 m in girth, it doesn’t buttresses; bark is thin, it’s a lights grey-brown. The leaves can be alternate and simple , 6-10 cm long and 3-6 cm wide, the margins can vary from finely serrated and lobed .The plant has fruit that is edible and it is about the same size as a blackberry but can be white or violet.

Ecological 9

Morus alba is origin is from China, it was introduced to North America, this plant can grown in hot summers and in mild winters it doesn’t have a preferred climate. It can grown up to 5,000ft above see level. It makes little Berry’s for the wildlife and you can eat the leaves as vegetables . Animals that eat this plant are birds, hogs, you can also put it in cattle food.

Ethnobotanic 9

The fruit can be eaten cooked or raw . You can can make are jams and pies or you can add it to your bread, cookies, or puddings. You can always use it as a raisin substitute. The fruit can help with urinary problems, dizziness, diabetes, and constipation
The bark can be used for soup or cereals or even tea. The wood is valued for sports because its durable and flexible.. The stem can be used for making paper. You can make houses and boats with it. The leaves can even help sore throats, colds, eye infections, and nose bleeds. The stems can help with spasms, rheumatic pains, and high blood pressure.
The reason why this plant was imported was because there was an effort to make a silk industry in the states and you can also make dye with the bark

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Scamperdale, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/36517976@N06/3418157309/
  2. (c) Zahra Sahyoun, all rights reserved, uploaded by chinookspirit, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12017324
  3. (c) Reinaldo Aguilar, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/plantaspinunsulaosa/14978302972/
  4. (c) Andreas Rockstein, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/74738817@N07/29578562685/
  5. (c) Fluffymuppet, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.flickr.com/photos/fluffymuppet/4909343827/
  6. (c) cjt11, all rights reserved, uploaded by cjt11, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/34031205
  7. Adapted by smiller33 from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_rubra
  8. Adapted by smiller33 from a work by (c) cjt11, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
  9. (c) cjt11, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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Berry pink, purple, white