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Wild Cotton

Gossypium herbaceum ssp. africanum

Also known as

Wildekatoen (Afr.), Ugampokwe, Umgawuma (Zulu), Litjinda (Swa.), Kotini (Xho.)

Full Sun
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum
Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum (Ernst Schmidt)
Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum (Ernst Schmidt)

Wild Cotton Overview

The wild cotton plant, Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum, is often only noticed when in fruit or when bearings its hibiscus-like flowers. ZA Distribution: KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga.

Special features of Wild Cotton

Attracts birds

Attracts bees