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Upland Cotton

Gossypium hirsutum L.

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Gossypium hirsutum (Upland Cotton) is a species of tree in the family mallows. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are listed as vulnerable by IUCN. They are native to The Contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Pacific Basin excluding Hawaii. They have simple, broad leaves and loculicidal capsule fruit. Flowers are visited by American Bumblebee, Autumn Meadowhawk, Harlequin Ladybird, and Common Eastern Bumblebee. Individuals can grow to 0.41 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of upland cotton. View this species on GBIF