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.
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.