Maize for cattle feed is planted in the late spring. By autumn it has grown to a height of about 2.4 metres.
The maize plants have solid stems with tassels at the top and many long strap-like leaves. The corn cobs containing the grain are hidden among the leaves. Each plant produces one or two cobs which weigh about 200gms.
You have probably seen fields of closely
planted rows of these tall green plants?