Red Mulberry

Other Common Names/Trade Names: None
Scientific Name: Morus rubra
Best Characteristics for Identification:
Dark heartwood, nested latewood pores, earlywood pores many rows wide.
Uses: Limited use due to infrequency of wood being harvested. Lumber, fence posts, turned objects, furniture.
General Natural Range: Minnesota south to central Texas. East to Florida and north to Central New England.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: Texas mulberry, white mulberry
Other Species Easily Confused With: Osage orange, black locust
Means of Distinguishing Similar Species : Rays can easily be seen in mulberry with the unaided eye whereas in osage-orange and black locust they can only be seen with a hand lens.
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