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Wild Cotton - Beautiful Wild Flowers from Africa A Wild Cotton in bloom, with an unknown green grasshopper chewing on its juicy petals.  <br />
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As the name states, this plant creates cotton similar to its domesticated cousin.  Although producing much less cotton, it is still used by locals for stuffing pillows.   Geotagged,Gossypium herbaceum,Namibia,Spring,beautiful,bloom,flower,grasshopper,iridescent,wild flower Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Wild Cotton - Beautiful Wild Flowers from Africa

A Wild Cotton in bloom, with an unknown green grasshopper chewing on its juicy petals.

As the name states, this plant creates cotton similar to its domesticated cousin. Although producing much less cotton, it is still used by locals for stuffing pillows.

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  1. Great species intro, and impressed by your knowledge not just being deep, but also wide. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Very flattered, thank you very much for the compliment and comment. Posted 4 years ago

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Gossypium herbaceum, commonly known as Levant cotton, is a species of cotton native to the semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia where it still grows in the wild as a perennial shrub. It is a sister-species of Gossypium arboreum.

Similar species: Malvales
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Feb 3, 2015. Captured Dec 11, 2012 10:36 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/7.1
  • 1/790s
  • ISO100
  • 55mm