- Common Name(s):
- White mulberry
- Poisonous Plants
Plants exude a milky sap from young twigs when broken. Male and female flowers form on seperate plants. The fruits are relished by birds but dropped fruit can cause maintanance issues such as staining concrete walkways, patios, and cars, so be aware of where their canopy will extend when choosing the location to plant one of these trees. These trees can become weedy. Herbicides are not effective, the best management is to hand pull seedlings when young.
- Deciduous trees with alternate, simple, toothed leaves, either unlobed, mitten-shaped, or 3-lobed, usually smooth above and hairless below; flowers small in a tight cluster; fruit white, pink, or purplish, clustered like a blackberry
- Poison Part:
- Unripe fruit and milky sap from all parts
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Hallucinations and stomach upset
- EDIBLE PARTS: Ripe fruits are eaten raw or made into pies, jellies, and jams. Dried fruits can be added to bread, cookies, or puddings like raisins.
- Toxic Principle:
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Weedy in disturbed areas, roadsides, fields and around buildings; naturalized
NCCES plant id: 1099