Pollen Allergen

Mulberry family

Morus sp., which includes the white and red mulberries, the Broussonetia sp. or paper mulberry and Maclura sp. or hedge plant, are all part of the Mulberry family. The paper mulberry and the hedge plant are both considered important allergens and they bloom in April and May. The paper mulberry has been widely planted in the southern states and the hedge plant in the lower Midwest and south U.S. The red mulberry in southern Ontario, Canada is widespread and they are considered important allergens.

Last Updated: 14 Octoberber 2009

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