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Gossypium herbaceum

Common names

Wild cotton

My notes

Usually grows on hedges.

Extract from Wikipedia article

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.

LinkBush of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkYellow flower of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkFruit (seed pod) of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkWild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) taken Al Istiqlal Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 5, 2015
LinkDissected fruits of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) taken Al Istiqlal Street near West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 5, 2015
LinkFlower of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Abeer Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkClose up of a maroon flower of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Abeer Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of wild cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) taken from Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsDoha Expressway, Doha, Qatar

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