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Corn (Zea mays)

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Zea Mays, or more commonly know as Corn, is a graminoid with dark green foliage and yellow flowers of the genus Zea. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 8 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is summer, blooms during early summer and is tolerant of shade. Zea Mays or Corn's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Zea
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (I) PR (I) VI (I) CAN (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SWSS
  • Active Growth Period: Summer
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: Medium
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Dark Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Yellow
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Single Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height Mature (feet): 8
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: High
  • Fire Tolerance: None
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 90
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 5.5
  • pH (Maximum): 7.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 16000
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 23000
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 20
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 50
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 8
  • Salinity Tolerance: Medium
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 32
  • Bloom Period: Early Summer
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 1134
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: Yes
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None




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