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Desert cotton flower

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Desert Cotton Flower 2535

On October 1, 2014, one of the native plants I saw during a couple of hours at the botanical garden in Tucson named Tohono Chul was Gossypium thurberi, a bush in the mallow family that people call desert cotton or wild cotton.

To learn some interesting things about the human use of cotton, which has been going on for thousands of years in various parts of the world, you can check out the relevant Wikipedia article.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 9, 2015 at 5:45 AM

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