Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4327

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Mexico

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it . It is very commonly cultivated, rarely volunteering in old fields or around trashpiles, common in cultivation, rare as a short-lived escape, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual

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

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

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (6/30/18):
Zea mays ssp. mays   FAMILY Poaceae

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

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)
Zea mays

 

COMMON NAME:
Corn, Maize


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