Walking through a community garden a couple of weeks ago, the tassel on a corn plant caught my eye in it’s seemingly elegant drape. Not wanting to get into the predicament I was in, in a recent post, I’ve done my homework this week to be extra sure of my subject matter. Did you know the corn tassel is the male flower of the corn plant? When the bulk of the plant growth is complete, tassels appear on top of the plant. The tassel’s job is to produce pollen that encourages the growth and ripening of the corn ear. Wind carries the pollen to the female flower, or the silk on the corn plant. This information was gleaned from gardeningknowhow.com; and given all of the corn fields around me, I’m glad I now know what’s going on out there.
The photo was taken with my iPhone 6Plus, Camera+, and edited with that application for exposure, contrast, and light adjustments.
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