Moraceae (mulberry family) Morus

Morus nigra black mulberry

Western Asia
Black mulberry at Bolivar House. Sairus Patel, 11 Jul 2021

The pale mulberries of M. alba are not as good to eat as the deep purple ones of the black mulberry, M. nigra. The leaves are dull green above and furry below. The only one on campus is in the back lawn of 582 Alvarado Row (Bolivar House), formerly the home of V.P. Twitty. While there look at the unique Cryptomeria japonica ‘Elegans.’

Name derivation: Morus – Latin name for mulberry tree.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is taken from the M. alba entry in the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Location verified (SP, Jul 2021).