Gossypium australe

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 Gossypium australe subsp. var.  Australian Wild Cotton
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Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early winter, mid winter, late winter
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: red, pink
Malvaceae > Gossypium australe var. ,

Gossypium australe is an endemic woody shrub, related to cotton, found in north western Australia. Preferring sandy soils near watercourses, it grows to about two or three feet tall.

The leaves are grey and hairy, oval to elliptic, 3 inches long and soft to the touch. Flowers are around 1 - 2 inches long and present a pale pink mauve 'rose' with a deeper shade at the centre.

Fruit are hairy, spherical and contain a bristly seed one sixth of an inch long.[1]

It is sometimes confused with Sturt's Desert Rose Gossypium sturtianum.[1]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 Chippendale, Thelma M; Chippendale, George (1980) [1968]. Wildflowers of Central Australia (Axiom books, Hong Kong ed.). West Perth: The Jacaranda Press. pp. 56–57. ISBN 0 7016 0279 1. "Gossypium, from the arabic for softness; australe, Australian" ,

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