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The stems of the corn plant resemble that of a bamboo with nodes and can grow 8 to 12 inches high. In every node, flag-like leaves grown and under those leaves, the ears of the corn grows closely to the stem. It produces one to three ears per stalk.
The base of the corn is called an ear and rows of kernels pile completely cover the ear's surface. The kernels are protected by silk-like threads which are called "corn silk" and each ear is encased in leaves that make up the husk.
There are varieties of corn and they are usually broiled before eating. The taste of the kernels range from mild to sweet. In sweet corns, the kernels are milky, sweet and just delicious.