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  • Date Photo Taken

    07 / 06 / 2014

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    North Carolina

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We have an unidentified plant/shrub growing in our butterfly garden. The plant/shrub died back in the winter but has really grown considerably the last couple of months. It has a number of individual shoots coming from a common root system. The tallest shoots are at least 8′ high. The plant has no blooms or blossoms and no signs that it will have any. The leaves are quite broad and relatively dark green.


  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Here’s some info about the paper mulberry… While invasive also… Totally different from the white mulberry.

    July 11th, 2014 at 8:22am

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Bobby, That was a paper mulberry… Here’s a link to red mulberries and white mulberry… That I posted last year… Incidentally…. It’s too late to see fruit…. They fruited before the blackberries.

    July 11th, 2014 at 8:36am

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    A few keys for identifying giant ragweed and white mulberry can be found here

    July 10th, 2014 at 11:32pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Hey Bobby… While I encourage native red mulberries… the white mulberry is considered an invasive. The birds share the berries with me… but I let them have all the caterpillars…

    July 10th, 2014 at 2:33pm

  • mhannon Apprentice says:

    I received some information from one of the local Master Gardeners this morning(she also has a landscape business)and she thinks it is a Giant Ragweed. She forwarded this link to the University of Illinois College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences information on this plant.

    July 10th, 2014 at 11:47am

  • mhannon Apprentice says:

    I have the same plant growing in my yard. This is the first time I have ever seen it. It grows very fast. Mine doesn’t have any signs of blooms either. I’m very curious about it’s identity. I’ve asked the local Master Gardeners for help in identifying it, but no response yet.

    July 9th, 2014 at 9:07pm

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    Mulberry species may be a beneficial plant near butterfly gardens as a food source for the baby butterflies 🙂 Earth to Stone, what say ye?

    July 8th, 2014 at 12:08pm

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

    Looks a lot like white Mulberry tree to me. Kinda a weed tree to a lot of people. Look at this and see what you think.

    July 8th, 2014 at 1:53am

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