Cotton Tree

This is a cotton tree. This tree has a straight tall trunk, and it produces a capsule like which, when mature, contains white fibers like cotton. Our old place had this tree at the back of our house. My mother used the cotton fiber for pillows. I was so quick to pick up on the ground if I saw this capsule like. There was only one tree at the back, so for one big pillow, it took for my mother a couple of months before it is completely full of cotton fibers.

The cotton produced by the cotton tree.

The capsule like when it is still young. When matured, the color is brown, and it will drop on the ground.

The big cotton tree.

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