Morus rubra
red mulberry

Moraceae (mulberry family)
Eastern North America

TTe venerable mulberry planted in 1889 in the outer northeast island of the Inner Quad is an American red mulberry M. rubra, as witnessed by the small, rough-topped leaves that are paler below and with hairy veins.

Illustrations: M. rubra leaf detail (Inner Quad); M. rubra branchlet.

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.