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May 30, 2020 11:41 AM CST
Lincoln RI
This is growing on our yard, We just bought the house last year and it was already growing when we bought it. It's next to the fence so it looks like it was intentionally planted but I have no clue what it is. Want to make sure it's safe for my pets and my baby.
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May 30, 2020 11:46 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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A mulberry, possibly?
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May 30, 2020 12:32 PM CST
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Can you post a photo of the rest of the plant? I can't tell if its a vine, a tree or...
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May 30, 2020 2:32 PM CST
Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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Definitely Mulberry (Morus sp.), and probably the invasive exotic Morus alba.

While not toxic to children or pets, it WILL be a big problem for your fence. I seriously doubt it was planted by humans. It is far more likely the result of bird droppings and adventitious sprouting.

It is a good candidate for removal. Plant something you want intentionally, and have it benefit the greater living landscape around you.
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May 30, 2020 3:58 PM CST
Lincoln RI
It looks like a little tree, not vine like.
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May 30, 2020 7:28 PM CST
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Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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Your new pic is verification of what I wrote.

That plant will reach 30-50' tall and wide, and can reach 36" diameter trunk. At that size, it will produce about a million mulberries a year.

Hungry?
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