OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Zea mays ssp. mays   FAMILY Poaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zea mays ssp. mays   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Zea mays ssp. mays

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 25 (2003)

Zea mays ssp. mays

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-91-001:

Zea mays   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)

Zea mays

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Zea mays

 

COMMON NAME:
Corn, Maize


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image of Zea mays ssp. mays, Corn, Maize

JK Marlow    jkm230706_4364

July    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Staminate spikelets in a terminal, paniculate inflorescence, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Zea mays ssp. mays, Corn, Maize

JK Marlow    jkm230706_4365

July    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Zea mays ssp. mays   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zea mays ssp. mays   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Zea mays ssp. mays

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 25
Zea mays ssp. mays

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-91-001:
Zea mays   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Zea mays

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Zea mays

 

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4327

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual
Monoecious

Habitat: Very commonly cultivated, rarely volunteering in old fields or around trashpiles, common in cultivation, rare as a short-lived escape, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Mexico

Rare

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Unisexual

Staminate spikelets in terminal panicles; pistillate in axillary spikes (ears)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain - dense axillary spikes (ears) surrounded by foliaceous bracts (husks)

 

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