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Recovery Strategy for the Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) in Canada

1. COSEWIC Species Assessment Information

Date of Assessment:
May 2000
Common Name (population):
Red Mulberry
Scientific Name:
Morus rubra
COSEWIC Status:
Endangered
Reason for Designation:
Few small declining disjunct populations remain within a geographically restricted area. They are threatened by hybridization with an alien species, a blight disease, and habitat degradation.
Canadian Occurrence:
Ontario
COSEWIC Status History:
Designated Threatened in April 1987. Status re-examined and uplisted to Endangered in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. May 2000 assessment based on new quantitative criteria applied to information from the existing April 1999 status report.