Gossypium herbaceum
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Gossypium herbaceum

Levant cotton

  family malvaceae 
  genus gossypium 

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Genus  Gossypium Species  herbaceum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Levant cotton Family  MALVACEAE Specimen number  S4475 Data source  MedPl p216
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  oxytocic   abortifacient   amenorrheic   coagulant   spermicidal Medicinal parts  Root bark   Seed oil Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  yes Do no use if pregnant  yes Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Seed oil and root bark may cause male sterility. Medicinal notes  Gossypium herbaceum has traditionally been used in many herbal remedies including: as an oxytocic, as an abortifacient, as an amenorrheic and as a coagulant. (More are listed in the medicinal properties section.) Levant cotton requires professional guidance for safe usage. This plant is not safe for use during pregnancy. The root bark and the seed oil are used in herbal preparations. Seed oil and root bark may cause male sterility.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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