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5-Fingered Leaf Weed?

Posted by blakrab TX (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 4, 13 at 18:22

What is this very common weed?


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RE: 5-Fingered Leaf Weed?

It may be a mulberry. Check the roots and see if they are yellow.


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RE: 5-Fingered Leaf Weed?

Mulberry? Surely not... Any other ideas?

Here is a link that might be useful: Mulberry leaves


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RE: 5-Fingered Leaf Weed?

Definitely Morus alba, we go through this every year. It has EXTREMELY variable leaves.

Morus alba photo P1010004.jpg

intermediate form2 photo P1010010.jpg

This post was edited by saltcedar on Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 17:06


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RE: 5-Fingered Leaf Weed?

Wow, really??? :o I stand corrected then! Any idea if this is Red or Black?

So, I guess it's not really a weed after all, but a nice edible! :P And I had no idea!

Interesting, because I think I've also seen a lot of another leaf type, that may be White Mulberry too then...

Here is a link that might be useful: White Mulberry


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RE: 5-Fingered Leaf Weed?

Fruit white to pinkish purple through reddish-black. Considered invasive in many states. Your linked page is labeled Morus rubra.

Here is a link that might be useful: Global Invasive Species Database

This post was edited by saltcedar on Wed, Apr 16, 14 at 17:49


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