Red Mulberry - Morus rubra
Mulberries are most easily identified by their fruit, which resemble blackberries but are elongated; here they are shown in an immature stage. The leaves are variable in shape, from 3-lobed to a simple rounded form, and roughened above. The margins are toothed, and autumn color is yellow. This is a widely distributed species east of the Rocky Mountains where it grows in lowland moist habitats, reaching its highest elevation in the southern Appalachians. The trees may reach 60 feet in height and are broad with a short trunk. Birds consume the edible, sweet fruit.