Cotton Cousins

by Agnes Felber September. 16, 2010 2885 views

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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Huiching 7 years ago


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Jarvo Laysell 7 years ago

Are those little yellowy bits like cotton then?

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Rodica O 7 years ago

Oh, I'm glad I've learned that !
Beautiful silky red.

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Goldbrandi 7 years ago


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Lynda 7 years ago

Very pretty shots

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Moira 7 years ago

That's was interesting I really like the bud shot.

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Darlene Foster 7 years ago

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.

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Brenda Nelson 7 years ago

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.

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Becky Brannon 7 years ago

Love the composition of #1 and #3!

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Joe 7 years ago

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

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Paolo Martini 7 years ago

Hibiscus and cotton ....very interesting indeed !

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