Try to trace a single root of the corn plant from the stalk to its very tip.
For example, it represents the seed from which a corn plant is springing, as on Tro.
Professor Forbes, in his study of the corn plant louse, found that in spring ants mine along the principal roots of the corn.
In the corn plant the starch is stored chiefly in the grain, and not in the subterranean portions, as in the potato.
A corn plant sends 10 to 15 grams of reserve material into the ears in a single day.
Calculated on a dry basis just about twice as much sugar is present in the basket pollen as in that from the corn plant.
The corn plant, a summer grower, of course uses a certain portion of the plant food stored in the soil.
One boy in a New York State camp did carefully hoe out and pull up every corn plant for a half-day, leaving weeds.
Whilst this little cob is forming, a bunch, or tassel, of flowers is forming on the top of the corn plant.