In the US, we call this corn; my British relatives call it maize (which is what the Native Americans in the SW US call it).
This is in the community garden; several people planted corn. It's customarily planted in rows so it can self-pollinate. The part pictured here are the male 'flowers.' When the wind blows through them on a dry day, it disperses the pollen to the next row (and this one too, for that matter) landing on the silk. One grain of pollen will make one grain of corn.
Tomorrow: the ears of corn.
Monday Mural: rabbit carp - Along the edge of Chinatown near the 880 freeway stands a running frieze of colorful murals. This one caught my fancy because it blends two animals. Wou...
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