Standardized: white mulberry
Morus alba L.
Plant Family: Moraceae
White mulberry is a short-lived, fast-growing, small to medium-sized tree. Native to Northern China, Morus alba has been cultivated and naturalized throughout Asia and Europe. This species is known for its powerful release of pollen, which is launched at over half the speed of sound!
Traditional Chinese Medicine uses different parts of the white mulberry tree, including the leaves which are brewed into a tea which is often utilized as a tonic.
Fun fact: white mulberry is also grown as a yummy snack for silkworms who love to munch on the tasty leaves!
White mulberry trees grow to be 30-60 feet tall. The trees are deciduous in temperate regions and evergreen in tropical climates. As the trees mature the shape of the leaves can vary greatly from unlobed to having multiple lobes. The tree is dioecious, meaning that the male and female flower parts appear exclusively on separate trees. On rare occasions both male and female flower parts will appear on the same tree, making that particular individual a monoecious plant.
Specific: No known precautions.
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