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Cotton

Gossypium hirsutum

Description:

The plant is a shrub. Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will tend to increase the dispersal of the seeds.

Habitat:

tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India.

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AnnaleeHodges
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AnnaleeHodges

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Oct 9, 2016
Submitted on Oct 13, 2016

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