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Sonoran Desert Mulberries

Trees. Deciduous with variously lobed leaves. Berries dark red-purple when ripe. Chinese Mulberry widely planted in urban areas of the Sonoran Desert.

Texas Mulberry

Morus microphylla

White Mulberry (incl. Chinese Mulberry)

Morus alba

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Uncommon in the Sonoran Desert. Restricted to moist canyon bottoms with permanent water supply. Bird is Abert's Towhee in similar habitat.  Detailed Description

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An urban planted tree that is occasionally found in moist riparian habitat. Native to east Asia. Detailed Description

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