Texas mulberry (Morus microphylla) belongs to Moraceae (the Mulberry family). It is a small deciduous tree that is distributed to the central-southern United States; from southern Oklahoma, Texas to Arizona, and northern Mexico. This tree grows along streams of rivines or hillsides, and can reach about 6 m in height. The barks are pale gray, smooth and the branches are brown. The leaves are ovate, highly variable in shape and occasionally trilobate. The small green flowers bloom in spring. The fruits are sorosis and measure 12 mm long. They ripen red to black in late spring, and are sweet and edible.