Other Names:American Upland Cotton.
Summary:A perennial or annual shrub to 1.5 metres tall, with 3-lobed leaves and white to cream flowers that turn purple pink with age and produce seed pods with balls of white fibres. It is grown for cotton fibre, seed and cotton seed oil.
Stems:Up to 1500 mm tall.
Fruit:Pod with distinctive white balls of woolly fibre.
Seeds:Have long convoluted hair or lint.
Physiology:Sensitive to waterlogging.
Flowering times:Seed Biology and Germination:
Origin and History:America. Central America.
Distribution:ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, WA.
Detrimental:Weed of streams, pindan and disturbed areas.
Toxicity:Cotton seeds and cottonseed meal can be toxic.
Symptoms:Poultry - Seed fed to poultry may cause egg white to turn pink and yolks to mottle and become putty like after storage. Cottonseed meal may cause death, lowered hatchability, discoloured yolks and white and unusual consistency.
Treatment:Keep cottonseed meal to les than 9% of the ration. Feed iron salts. Use alternate feed.
Management and Control:Thresholds:
Plants of similar appearance:References: