Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4060

Shrub; Tree
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: Central & South America, the West Indies, south Florida
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rarely adventive or a waif

Look for it . It is a frequently cultivated crop, especially in sandy soils of the Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Pale yellow
5 sepals united at base or more than half their length
5 petals united at base
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Gossypium hirsutum   FAMILY Malvaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Gossypium hirsutum var. hirsutum   FAMILY Malvaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gossypium herbaceum

GREATER THAN (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Gossypium hirsutum

 

COMMON NAME:
Upland Cotton