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Zea Mays

Botanical Name:

Zea mays

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Grass/Grass-like, Annual, Edible, Vegetable, Herb.

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

Lodicules absent (female), or 2 (male). Anthers 3. Stigmas 2; terminally exserted; papillose. Styles connate below.

Fruit

Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; exposed between gaping lemma and palea at maturity.

Taxonomy

Order

Poales

Family

Poaceae

Genus

Zea

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