MULBERRY, COMMON OR BLACK (Morus nigra) from Central Asia is widely cultivated in the Mediterranean for its edible berries. They are ripe when dark purplish red. It is a deciduous shrub or small rounded tree. Leaves vary from ovate to two- of three-lobed
Trees and shrubs of the Mediterranean by Helge Vedel, translated from the Danish by Aubrey Rush (Penguin Guides, 1978), p30.