Account
$0.00 0
Cart

No products in the cart.

Paper Mulberry
Broussonetia papyrifera

Native to eastern Asia, this species is now widely naturalized in the eastern United States where it was introduced for its ornamental value. Its leaves are highly variable in shape, even on the same branch, but are usually 7-20 cm long with a rough surface above and fuzzy below. The juicy red fruits are edible and sweet, but are very fragile and not suitable for commercialization.

Habitat:Grows in a wide variety of habitats.
Growth Habit:Fast-growing tree to 12 m, with round crown, sprouts into thickets.
Bloom Time:Late spring.
Presence in US:AL AR CT DC DE FL GA HI IL IN KS KY LA MD MO MS NC NJ NY OH OK PA SC TN TX VA
Copyright © 2024 LeafSnap

Contact us at [email protected] or follow @leafsnap on Twitter! View our Privacy Policy.

This project was supported in part by NSF Grant IIS-03-25867 (ITR: An Electronic Field Guide: Plant Exploration and Discovery in the 21st Century) and by the Washington Biologists' Field Club.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views, opinions, or policy of the National Science Foundation (NSF).