| Cotton |
| Gossypium herbaceum|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Poisonous!/Industrial
|| Duration: Biennial (hardy in zones 9-10) |
| When to Sow: Anytime
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
This and other species of Gossypium are the sources of the eminently useful cotton fibre. The rootbark once gained notoriety as a powerful abortifacient, particularly in the southern United States. Contains gossypol, which research has revealed has important anti-parasitic and antiviral effects, and has shown promise as a male anti-fertility drug in studies conducted in China by the World Health Organization. Can be grown for interest as a potplant in a bright window or greenhouse. Tender biennial or triennial. |
Due to USDA regulations, this item can not be shipped to the USA.