Morus rubra

Common Name:  Red Mulberry

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habit and habitat--Morus rubra is a medium-sized tree that is often found in disturbed areas along creeks and rivers leaves--are these leaves simple or compound?
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young leaves showing venation leaves again - the leaves of this species are extremely variable ... they can be distinctly lobed like those in this picture or completely unlobed ... you will need to be able to recognize this species with either or both leaf types present.
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inflorescences (catkins) young fruits--these are mulberries!