Mulberry, White
LATIN: Morus alba L.

Mulberry, White
Family : Moraceae
Flowering Cévennes: 5 - 5 . Light: sunny. . Moisture: dry
Sample Cévenol GPS : 44°16.31' N 3°36.14' E
Status: not under threat in this region
Habitat:

Műrier blanc
Famille : Moraceae
Floraison Cévennes : 5 - 5 . Lumičre: ensoleillé. . . Humidité: sec
Exemple Cévenol GPS : 44°16.31' N 3°36.14' E
Statut : pas menacé dans ce région
Habitat :
Műrier blanc
Morus alba
Mulberry, White
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(modifié de Coste, Flore de la France) :

Arbre de 4-15 mètres.
Écologie : Cultivé en grand, surtout dans le Midi, pour ses feuilles qui forment la nourriture des vers à soie.
Répartition hors de France : Originaire de la Mongolie et de l'Inde, il fut introduit en France à la fin du xv° siècle.

Mulberry, White plant

(modified from Wiki):

The trees are generally deciduous in temperate regions, but trees grown in tropical regions can be evergreen .
Ecology UK: The white mulberry is scientifically notable for the rapid plant movement involved in pollen release from its catkins.
France:
Distribution outside France: ?


Carte (2018) grâce ŕ Tela Botanica

Fleurs : épis femelles à peu près aussi longs que leurs pédoncules; sépales glabres aux bords; stigmates glabres;
Floraison France : FI. avril-mai, fr. juillet-septembre.

Flowers: The flowers are single-sex catkins ; male catkins are 2-3.5 cm long, and female catkins 1-2 cm long. Male and female flowers are usually on separate trees although they may occur on the same tree.
Flowering UK:

Feuilles : ovales-aiguës, arrondies ou obliquement en coeur à la base, inégalement dentées ou incisées-lobées, minces, d'un vert clair, glabres, sauf les nervures et les aisselles légèrement dentés;

Mulberry, White leaf

Leaves: On young, vigorous shoots, the leaves may be up to 30 cm long, and deeply and intricately lobed, with the lobes rounded. On older trees, the leaves are generally 5-15 cm long, unlobed, cordate at the base and rounded to acuminate at the tip, and serrated on the margins.

Fruit : petits, blancs, rosés ou noirs, à saveur fade et sucrée.

Mulberry, White fruit

Fruit: 1-2.5 cm long; in the species in the wild it is deep purple, but in many cultivated plants it varies from white to pink; it is sweet but bland, unlike the more intense flavour of the red mulberry and black mulberry . The seeds are widely dispersed by birds, which eat the fruit and excrete the seeds.