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Upland Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

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The main species of cultivated cotton; wild plants are native to southern Mexico and a small region of southern Florida, but plants have also escaped cultivation at many sites across North America.

Range - Expand

Introduced or Not Present
Native or Introduced

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.