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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. A shrubby and scraggly small tree. Texas mulberry is the only native species of Morus in Arizona. Found in riparian areas, arroyos and on dry slopes and in the same environments as netleaf hackberry, which it resembles with the same leaf.
Height: 20 feet     Width: Less than 30 feet


Habitat

Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 2000 - 6000 feet


Flower Characteristics

Color: Green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - Apr
Description: Dioecious. Small, green catkins. Male flowers are narrow and 3/4 inch long. Female flowers are plump and 1/4 inch long.


Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark-green   Type: Simple   Shape: Round or Oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Top and bottom of leaves
Description: Dark green above but paler and hairy below. Has 3 to 5 lobes and coarsely saw toothed to 2-1/2 inch long. Oval in shape but can vary. Upper leaf surface is rough.
Spines: N


Fruit Characteristics

Color: Red to purple   Type: Berry-like   Description: Cylindrical 1/2 inch long blackberry-like fruit. Has fleshy multiple of drupes maturing in early to mid-summer. Bitter and sour even when ripe, but edible. Various birds, animals, deer attracted to the fruit.


Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Young bark is pale gray and smooth but then becomes scaly and fissured. Twigs are slender, zigzag, gray-brown and covered with a soft down.

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