“If you build it, …” by rhoing

“If you build it, …”

On our way to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Before you think I stopped along the highway to take a photo of corn, we actually stopped for Mass at Saint Clare’s in O’Fallon, IL, and this small corn field was adjacent to the parking lot. (GPS 38 34 23.112 N, 89 54 31.332 W … but I forget which of those 7 parking spaces we used! I continue to be astonished by how accurate my point-and-shoot camera’s GPS sensor is!)

I did get a nice photo of a “Centaurea cyanus” flower (“cornflower”, “bachelor’s button”, “bluebottle”, “boutonniere flower”, “hurtsickle” or “cyani flower”) in Carbondale this morning, but I thought it would be fun to learn a bit about corn, so I planned ahead to take a photo of some corn today.

I expected “corn” to be identifiable only down to genus, what with all the hybrids that exist and all the genetic modifications “man” has been making for decades. But no, “corn” is “Zea mays” (say “mays” out loud!), a species of flowering plant. Classified in the Poaceae family, it’s a “grass.”

For more “scientific” images of “corn,” visit corn’s species page at PhytoImages, http://phytoimages.siu.edu/cgi-bin/dol/dol_terminal.pl?taxon_name=Zea_mays&rank=binomial

Photo taken at Saint Clare’s Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL.

1 year ago (“Morning girl”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-07-12
2 years ago (“Marcia & Missy”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-07-12
3 years ago (“Milo”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-07-12

I love corn fields!
July 23rd, 2014  
Nice view, enjoy your journey
July 24th, 2014  
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