These are photos of a somewhat scraggly and very mysterious volunteer corn stalk that appeared in my front yard. When it first appeared, I wasn’t sure what it was so I let it grow and in a very short time it became what you see here. The silk has emerged and elongated. According to what I’ve read, pollination occurs at this stage. Fingers crossed on that.
I want to put glasses and a ‘Cousin It’ hat on that mop of beautiful blond hair!
Never before has a volunteer corn plant taken up residence in my yard. Would this be the result of a dropped corn kernel? A blown corn kernel? I am so fascinated by this thing!