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Morus rubra L.
Red mulberry

Morus rubra
Copyright by: Susan Trammell

Family: Moraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern North America.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website. Note: Little's map shows the main range of this ending in northern Miami-Dade County with a disjunct population presumably representing Royal Palm Hammock in Everglades National Park. In fact, the natural range of this continues from north Dade throughout most of the Miami Rock Ridge and into the park.

Other data on Morus rubra available from :

Morus rubra has been found in the following 71 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Arch Creek Addition Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Atlantic Dunes Park Possibly Extirpated Native
Barley Barber Swamp Present Native
Bartlett Estate Present Native
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Bonair Beach Parcel, Martin County Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Regional Park Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Crystal Lake Sand Pine Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fern Forest Nature Center Present Native
Gomez Present Native
Grassy Waters Preserve Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Highland Oaks Park Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Native
Kendalwood Present Native
Kiplinger Present Native
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Loveland Hammock Present Native
Loxahatchee River-Lake Worth Creek Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Lucille Hammock Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Oak Grove Park Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough State Forest, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area - FWC, Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Simpson Park Present Native
Spanish River Park Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Tree Tops Park Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Warbler Wetland Natural Area Present Native
Whispering Pines Hammock Preserve Present Native

Morus rubra has been found in the following 6 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Morus rubra has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Floodplain Forest
Maritime Hammock
Mesic Hammock
Prairie Hammock
Rockland Hammock

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Morus rubra
Copyright by: Susan Trammell
Morus rubra
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Morus rubra
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Morus rubra
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Morus rubra
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Morus rubra
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Morus rubra
Copyright by: Shirley Denton