Morus alba (White mulberry) - Plant
Morus alba, known as white mulberry, is a fast-growing, small to medium-sized mulberry tree which grows to 10?20 m tall. The white mulberry is scientifically notable for the rapid plant movement involved in pollen release from its catkins. The stamens act as catapults, releasing stored elastic energy in just 25 �s. The resulting movement is approximately 350 miles per hour (560 km/h), over half the speed of sound, making it the fastest known movement in the plant kingdom. The fruit are also eaten, often dried or made into wine.