Coton

Poplar tree buds opening in spring, to show their silky white hairs.Other images in:

Gossypium herbaceum

Synonymes :
Mian Hua Gen, Karpasa, Levant cotton

Gossypium herbaceum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Malvales
Family:Malvaceae
Genus:Gossypium
Species:
G. herbaceum
Binomial name
Gossypium herbaceum

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.

Cotton (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology 1

Middle English cotoun, from Anglo-Norman cotun, Old French coton, from (Genoese) Old Italian cotone, from Arabic قُطُن(quṭun), of uncertain origin. There is no apparent semantic link between the Arabic word and the root ق ط ن(q-ṭ-n), leading to suggestions that it is a corruption of another word, such as كَتّان(kattān, flax) or (more distant phonologically) جَفْنَة(jafna, vine). Cognate to Dutch

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