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Cotton Cousins

Yes, the popular hibiscus is related to the cotton plant, I learned.

The shriveling flower of the cotton plant looks just like the hibiscus bud.

Another commom feture is that both flowers last no more than a day or two…

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    • # Darlene Foster

      Interesting Agi! I did not know that. Great shots and composition. Was going to post something similar tomorrow, but now I think I'll have to do something else as mine won't measure up to yours.

      2010.09.17 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Brenda Nelson

      Great images and great information! I never knew...

      My pet peeve about hibiscus is that the blooms fade so quickly. They are beautiful while they last, though.

      2010.09.17 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Joe

      Well, golly gees! You learn something new everyday. Thanks for sharing this info. You captured both of these plants very well in your posts.

      2010.09.17 Edited Reply Cancel