Genus: Zea

Zea mays ssp. mays

Roadside adventive Zea mays ssp. mays in Warren Co., New Jersey.

Photo by Steven D. Glenn

By Science Staff

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Last Modified 04/03/2013

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Zea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 971. 1753.

List of Zea Species

General Discussion

Zea may ssp. mays (corn, maize) is a common agricultural species in our area. It is occasionally found adventive in 1st-year old-fields, field edges, and roadsides; but it never forms persisting populations.

References to Zea

  • Eubanks, M. W. 2001. The mysterious origin of maize. Econ. Bot. 55: 492-514.
  • Holubowicz, R. 1992. Internal seed structure of selected vegetable species. Acta Botanica Hungarica 37: 267-277.